Monday, March 31, 2008

Stephen King's The Mist (2007) R - 3 Stars

I think this movie had the potential to be better but to me it looks like a typical Stephen King book come to life. Obviously made for T.V. with the perfect climax then fade to black, the acting is more like reading a book than a movie. Not to say the actors don't preform well, it's maybe the dialogue they are given to say, in Stephen King's style. However I do love the ending and I did not find that typical at all.

In a small community where everyone knows each other's name, rumors spread fast about people's personalities. After a storm that causes havoc on the town and cuts power, many flock to the local grocery store to stock up on supplies. While shopping, a mist engulfs the community and anyone caught outside is brutally killed.

The military base has been experimenting with other dimensions and accidentally left a door open allowing alien blood thirsty creatures into our world. Tensions flare inside the store when one woman riles up the crowd and turns them against each over her beliefs thats it's a sign from God. A small group decide they'd rather flee by car than stick it out in the store. With a full tank of gas,food and supplies, 5 set out to find the edge of the mist.

MGM Distribution
Director: Frank Darabont
Writer: Frank Darabont
Producers: Liz Glotzer, Frank Darabont, Martin Shafer
I viewed 3/08

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