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    Are people here ever gonna stop whining about the ending of this movie? King himself has said he liked it better than his, that he wished he’d thought of it.
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    Wow, what a coincidence..I get on TypoC right after getting done watching this movie with some friends in my basement.

    As for the movie, I thought the whole Octopus/Bug/Monster thing was a little cheesy. The story could have been a lot more tense and mysterious if they left it at The Mist..a state of unknown fear.

    As for the ending, it was in short, terribly depressing. What would I have done? I don't have words..wife's gone..son's dead..everything in my life destroyed..I'd either seek revenge or commit suicide.

    edit: I REALLY enjoyed the ending. That is a horror movie ending, and it is definitely appropriate in light of King's psychological terror sense of consciousness in his works. That is exactly how a horror movie should end in my opinion.
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    I'm surprised at some of the comments in this thread because I really liked the movie.

    I thought that it was one of the best committee siege or group of people under pressure movies there is, the focus and horror is supposed to be in the response of the group to one another as the crisis escalates, they begin knowing that the doomsday preacher is crazy but slowly gravitate toward them an supporting them.

    Its the same dynamic on a grander scale that lead to the rise to power of the Nazis as "saviours" of the German people.

    I did feel that the ending was predictable and therefore it disappointed a little, it would have been more of a horror perhaps if the mist cleared and he saw utter devastation and death and he was left alive looking for ammo to off himself or go snapped up by a monster. Although I'm pretty optimistic by nature and wouldnt be very quick to believe that all hope is gone until I was literally personally snuffed out.

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    I felt really fustrated be the ending too. I was angry that he killed them in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inebriato View Post
    I felt really fustrated be the ending too. I was angry that he killed them in the first place.
    I agree with you. It sucked ass.

    I'll never watch that film, and am glad I know in adcance what bullshit I've spared myself from by avoiding it.

    Look at what that dumb ass has to deal with now.
    There is no way in hell I could ever do that.
    My job is to keep my family alive.

    If some monster octopus monster from hell is going to kill us, well damn it that's how it goes, but there is no way I consider what that man did acceptable.

    I think the whole concept is warped and fucked up. I know its just a movie, but that really pissed me off.
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    I started crying and cussing at the screen(A lot of sense that made,not) The end was darkly ironic. I hated that he killed his son only for help just to arrive. That movie could suck all the warmth out of an icecube!! I won't watch that again!!:steam:
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    Watched it again. Demented me at what was going on, still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneWithSoul View Post
    As for the movie, I thought the whole Octopus/Bug/Monster thing was a little cheesy. The story could have been a lot more tense and mysterious if they left it at The Mist..a state of unknown fear.
    Those parts are actually right out of the story, probably some of the most literal parts of what King wrote.

    The problem, really, as with much of King's stuff, is that what works really well on paper (because he knows how to weave a narrative) visually does not work well. He's a writer, not a visual artist, and much of his stuff has not translated that well. The better pieces are the ones that focus on psychological horror and stuff that doesn't use a lot of special effects.

    In the story, the tentacles, spiders, etc., were really creepy in how he wrote them. He's quite the audial/textual magician, he can take crap and make it look good on a page... but don't expect it to translate well.

    edit: I REALLY enjoyed the ending. That is a horror movie ending, and it is definitely appropriate in light of King's psychological terror sense of consciousness in his works. That is exactly how a horror movie should end in my opinion.
    King's original ending wasn't anywhere close.

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    I would recommend that people disturbed by the ending never watch the Outer Limits. Outer Limits Twist - Television Tropes & Idioms

    I'm okay with both, personally.

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    We watched the Mist a while back... I hated the ending

    What did they really acheive by ending it that way? "being clever"? Seriously- you spend the whole movie hoping that they'll survive only to have them all get killed in the end and the main character feeling like a monster? If I want to watch something depressing I'll turn on the news- movies are a chance to escape from reality!
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