Daniel Corleone's Movie Review of The Mist

Rating of

The Mist

The Mist review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/15/11

David Drayton (Thomas Jane) witness a thunderstorm storm from a window of his house. David and his neighbor, Brent Norton (Andre Braugher), with his son Billy (Nathan Gamble) go to the local grocery to get supplies. Dan Miller (Jeffrey DeMunn) goes to the store and warns the people about "the mist." A bag-boy Norm (Chris Owen) becomes the first victim and soon would follow. Wayne explaines: "other worlds all around us, and how they wanted to try to make a window, you know, so they can look through and see what's on the other side." In the end, David fulfills his promise to his son Billy.

Wonderfully written screenplay by the director with lines like "Denial is a powerful thing." "As a species we're fundamentally insane. Put more than two of us in a room, we pick sides and start dreaming up reasons to kill one another. Why do you think we invented politics and religion?" from Ollie, "People are basically good; decent. My god, David, we're a civilized society." and from Amanda Dumfries (Laurie Holden). Themes of idolatry, human decency, survival and choices were displayed thematically with each character. Pace of the story was continues and scary mood and moments were present. The artists reacting and performing were solid. Its score haunting and special effects were very realistic. The Mist also has one of the most unthinkable endings, fitting for a fantastic horror flick executed with style.

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