The Mist

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    But I never said I like it...just that it seemed to provoke strong reactions in people.

    Personally, I thought it was a cheap device to give the film a certain weightiness that it didn't have (or, IMO, need).
     
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    Watched the black and white version this afternoon, and I think it does add a good deal to the atmosphere. I understand what Darabont was trying to do with the ending, but when I watch the (really good) doc on the second disc and hear some of the principles comment on how it's probably how the story would end in real life, I tend to think none of them have children of their own. Still, ending aside it's one of the best horror films in recent years. Darabont really succeeds at making the human monsters in the market even more frightening than the actual monsters, without ever letting it seem implausible.
     
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    See my quickie Review in the SD area, it's like a whole nother movie, much better atmosphere.
     
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    Why all the Hatred toward a medium we all embraced for years, did the appearance of HD suddenly mean all DVD's are trash, will all us DVD Lovers with our Special Edition Criterions be now Labeled Joe Six Pack.

    I watched this on My PS3 which upconverts films nicely and it was a pretty good transfer and looked quite nice on my 1080p set. I don't get all this HD Elitism of late.
     
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    Why these people Saw what the Monsters can do, they had no indication that getting out on foot and trying to make a run for it would help, the Mist seemed to be world wide, I can see the 4 making that choice.
     
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    Another plus to the black and white version - the CGI is not nearly as noticeably low-budget in black and white. The creatures FX are all much more effective.
     
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    Except that that's not the attitude they'd had for the first (running time - ten minutes) of the film. That's why a lot of people, myself included, think the ending doesn't work; it requires a 180-degree shift in the characters' behavior that we don't think the movie had really sold us on.
     
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    Nevertheless, that may do nothing to change your opinion of the movie and its ending. Someone alluded to the fact that it may be pointless (hopeless [​IMG]) to try and change one's opinion of a movie, and while I am not necessarily trying to do that, at least discussing the movie is more interesting to me than rehashing the same old topics as we are prone to do here time after time.
     
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    It's not that they're trash, by any means, but I'm not one to ever enjoy settling for "good enough". Trust me, it was a bitter pill to swallow as an owner of over 1,550 DVDs but, for me, when I took one look at Blu-ray, all 1,550+ DVDs in my collection immediately lost their luster. They'll do in a pinch but now they've become the technological version of the chick who looks hot as hell with a couple six packs in you but the next morning...eh, not so much...
     

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