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  • We don't mind some mist, but Langoliers are a biatch to get out of the landing gear.
  • I'm one of the few that preferred the King ending. When they're driving away and see the Leviathan wandering the countryside, and see that the mist never ends, was a classic King ending.

    I viewed the movie ending as making the mist event as much more limited in scope, and the idea that a few dudes walking down a road with flamethrowers were successfully eradicating a 3D event that just utterly devoured a town just didn't satisfy me.

    On the other hand, it is unofficially, in my mind at least, one of the earliest MCU films, and it's clear who caused the trans-dimensional event and why.

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  • i haven't seen this movie but frank darabont is definitely a better storyteller than stephen king
  • It's my favorite "bad ending" in a movie.  Close to it for me are Arlington Road, On the Beach, and Ex Machina.
  • "...and the children had a gang bang in the sewer and lived happily ever after."
  • born_yesterday: I'm one of the few that preferred the King ending. When they're driving away and see the Leviathan wandering the countryside, and see that the mist never ends, was a classic King ending.

    I viewed the movie ending as making the mist event as much more limited in scope, and the idea that a few dudes walking down a road with flamethrowers were successfully eradicating a 3D event that just utterly devoured a town just didn't satisfy me.

    On the other hand, it is unofficially, in my mind at least, one of the earliest MCU films, and it's clear who caused the trans-dimensional event and why.

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    I do enjoy that the movie ending results in:
    1. The mother that went out for her kids succeeds
    2. The villain of the story (Mrs Carmody) ends up being right. The kid gets sacrificed and the mist immediately is gone.
  • The Mist has the most farked up ending in any mainstream American movie ever.  Real gut punch.
  • born_yesterday: I'm one of the few that preferred the King ending. When they're driving away and see the Leviathan wandering the countryside, and see that the mist never ends, was a classic King ending.

    I viewed the movie ending as making the mist event as much more limited in scope, and the idea that a few dudes walking down a road with flamethrowers were successfully eradicating a 3D event that just utterly devoured a town just didn't satisfy me.

    On the other hand, it is unofficially, in my mind at least, one of the earliest MCU films, and it's clear who caused the trans-dimensional event and why.

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    The Joker?
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    Love Mist.  Sometimes sh*t just doesn't work out.
  • I also liked King's ending because it was the first time hope and Hartford had ever been used in the same sentence.
  • Garza and the Supermutants: I also liked King's ending because it was the first time hope and Hartford had ever been used in the same sentence.


    Other than "I hope we don't get stuck in traffic in Hartford."
  • I appreciate the strong counterpoints.
  • I thought the ending of The Dark Tower was pretty good.
  • Flappyhead: I thought the ending of The Dark Tower was pretty good.


    I have yet to watch it. Having read the book I've been hesitant.

    The Mist is one of the best movie/tv adaptations of any of his works. And I like a lot of them.

    Perhaps I like it because its one of the few I've watched that I haven't read?
    Or maybe it's just the incredible casting? (all the best parts of the walking dead, sam witwer, thomas farking jane, toby jones).
    Or the great special effects?
    Or the perfect pacing?

    10/10
  • Geotpf: The Mist has the most farked up ending in any mainstream American movie ever.  Real gut punch.


    It's GLORIOUS to watch someone watch the ending of this movie for the first time.

    Get up to grab a drink like its no big deal. "nah i'm good, you dont need to pause it".
    Then watch the psyche-scarring unfold :P
  • MurphyMurphy: Geotpf: The Mist has the most farked up ending in any mainstream American movie ever.  Real gut punch.

    It's GLORIOUS to watch someone watch the ending of this movie for the first time.

    Get up to grab a drink like its no big deal. "nah i'm good, you dont need to pause it".
    Then watch the psyche-scarring unfold :P


    Yup I agree with both of you.  When I first watched it, I was thinking it was a pretty good Stephen King movie.

    That farking gut punch at the end really makes the movie though, just damn, not going to forget that shiat now.
  • What I find funny is how different people read different things into the story ending. Some think they make it, some think the mist just goes on forever, but the text really ends on the hope that there's a safe place to go to, with the main character hearing (or imagining that he heard) a word on the radio and hoping it will lead to safety.

    The movie ain't got time for blind optimism in the face of overwhelming despair. It does have time for a hell of a mind fark though
  • Flappyhead: I thought the ending of The Dark Tower was pretty good.


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    I actually agree, but this is the standard reaction.
  • Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: "...and the children had a gang bang in the sewer and lived happily ever after."


    people online were literally mad about this, like 'why did they cut the orgy scene AGAIN?!'
  • Garza and the Supermutants: I also liked King's ending because it was the first time hope and Hartford had ever been used in the same sentence.


    The Whalers frown on your shenanigans.
  • moothemagiccow: Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: "...and the children had a gang bang in the sewer and lived happily ever after."

    people online were literally mad about this, like 'why did they cut the orgy scene AGAIN?!'


    Just having an orgy to get rid of a creature is bad enough... but when they're children... that steps it up a few notches
  • OldRod: moothemagiccow: Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: "...and the children had a gang bang in the sewer and lived happily ever after."

    people online were literally mad about this, like 'why did they cut the orgy scene AGAIN?!'

    Just having an orgy to get rid of a creature is bad enough... but when they're children... that steps it up a few notches


    Exactly!!! Why would you cut that?
  • Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: "...and the children had a gang bang in the sewer and lived happily ever after."


    That's an unfair and prejudicial statement which totally takes King's work out of context.  Those children NEVER had a gangbang.

    They ran a train instead.  On a 13-year old.

    /The Mist is a goddamn national treasure.  A Double Feature night of "The Mist" and "Sophie's Choice", along with plentiful whiskey and an audience who's seen neither film, is great fun.  The only problem is cleaning up the bodies afterwards.
  • Y'know, I don't think the Mist film adaptation has the random hookup scene from the book, either. No matter the horror, you can count on King for unnecessary sex.
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