The Mist (2007)

It’s been a while since my last DVD review or recommendation. After watching The Mist (2007) I had to write something. The Mist has mystery, originality, a surprise ending, and it sucks!

I was so disappointed with the ridiculous ending that the created a lot of buzz last November. It is dumb, dumb, dumb! I haven’t read the Stephen King novel that the film is based on and wonder if it ends in the same way. The idea just doesn’t work on film.

The acting in this horror movie is terrible. By the end of it you want everyone to vanish into the mist. The special effects are also pretty lame. The monster with tentacles looks like something out of a 1950s horror movie — something Ed Wood might have cooked up.

Marcia Gay Harden’s performance as a right-wing religious nut was actually painful to watch and completely unbelievable. Even crazier was the idea that she could have a cult-like following of 100 people in 24 hours. The idea is interesting but poorly developed.

The plot, the screenplay and the direction is weak. I should have checked Metacritic before I sat down to watch this. It makes me want to cry when I think about Frank Darabont’s brilliant direction in The Shawshank Redemption (1994). What happened Frank?

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