The Mist

The Mist ★★★★

Stoning people who piss you off is perfectly okay. They do it in the Bible, don't they?
- Irene

Of all the religious zealots in all the small towns in all the universe, Mrs Carmody is one that I'd happily feed to the many-tentacled mist-monsters. What an absolute hollow carcass of a woman, ugh. Great performance from Marcia Gay Harden though.

Anyhoo, The Mist. A film about, erm, mist. Or more specifically 'The' mist that suddenly appears and has the townsfolk lock themselves down inside the local supermarket for protection. Trouble is, the most dangerous thing in the movie is not what may or may not be outside in the gloom, but the rampaging stupidity of the local boof-heads.

The film is great fun, and I thought the technical stuff held up pretty well. I've seen negative comments in the past regarding the CGI in this film but honestly, I found it kinda endearing. The middle section did drag on a little, but overall this is a terrific modern sci-fi-horror experience and one I'd definitely recommend to fans of the genre(s).

One thing is for sure. After two rather successful attempts at adapting previous Stephen King books (The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile!), director Frank Darabont was on a roll. King said he was genuinely frightened by this film...praise indeed.

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