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Most disturbing movie ending......the Mist


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Has anyone seen the Mist? I just watched it and I have to say, the ending was SO disturbing. I mean.....wow!

Anyone else feel the same?

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Disturbing ending yes. Also, the movie sucked hard.    

HA! Yeah, it wasn't the best. But the end bothered me.......but oh well, that is what it was supposed to do I am sure!

Did anyone read the short story before they saw the movie?

I was royalled pissed at the ending in the movie, because it was literally nothing like the ending in the book. Other than that, they did a pretty good job with the story throughout the movie. I'm always happy when they make stephen king books into movies and they do a fairly good job.

Anyone else excited about them making "The Gunslinger" into a movie. (A little worried at the same time, because that was the slowest book out of the series and I'm not sure it will make the best movie for the current non-Stephen King fans).

No I didn't read it. Could you message me what the ending was like in the book? I don't want to spoil it for everyone else.

Original Post by sugiemans:

No I didn't read it. Could you message me what the ending was like in the book? I don't want to spoil it for everyone else.

id actually really like to no the ending of the book as well... the ending of the movie was really disappointing.

The ending was F uked up....lol...that was crazy...I even said while i was watching...don't do it....

Original Post by rebepi:

Did anyone read the short story before they saw the movie?

I was royalled pissed at the ending in the movie, because it was literally nothing like the ending in the book. Other than that, they did a pretty good job with the story throughout the movie. I'm always happy when they make stephen king books into movies and they do a fairly good job.

 

I was SO choked about the movie ending too...who gave them license to mess with SK's story?? I loved the short story and always thought it would make a great movie, and was so excited when they made it. There was much about the move that was just like I imagined it (hoping for a movie to match your imagination is almost always a let down!) but the ending...oh my...what a load of crap! Who came up with that, is what I'd like to know.

I'd like to know how the short story ended as well. The ending of the movie was disturbing, but it didn't make me feel that the movie sucked, really. I just had alot of unanswered questions after watching it!

The story ends, literally, with "hope".

They left the supermarket in the jeep, but that's where the movie and the story part ways. In the story, they do not find the wife/mother dead, they can't make it to the house because of fallen trees and such, so they have to continue on and hope that she managed to barricade herself in, though knowing it's unlikely. They continue on, slowly, through the mist and creatures, with the intention of getting to a gas station without being killed, and eventually to get to Hartford. You see, at the very end, the main character reveals he heard one single word come out of the AM band radio, and I guess it was "Hartford", cuz that's where they are headed. That's the last two lines of the story...

"One (word) is Hartford. The other is hope."

I like hope!!

I don't think saying this really spoils it, because the movie was pretty much the same except added on a bunch of stuff that shouldn't have been there. Imagine it just ended on a hopeful note and forget the utter depair!

I REALLY loved The Mist. I loved the Lovecraftian creatures, especially the huge eerie one at the end. And although the ending required a LOT of suspension of disbelief (they give up because of an empty gas tank even though they are surrounded by abandoned vehicles?), I still liked the ending because it really made the point of never throwing away your life or giving up. Truly a tragic and devastating ending, but a well-done film overall.

udokier...hmm I never thought of it that way. I was too busy being mad that THAT'S NOT HOW IT WAS SUPPOSED TO END and that it was such a trgic end to boot. But I see your point about it actually demonstrating the folly of giving up. Interesting.

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udokier...hmm I never thought of it that way. I was too busy being mad that THAT'S NOT HOW IT WAS SUPPOSED TO END and that it was such a trgic end to boot. But I see your point about it actually demonstrating the folly of giving up. Interesting.

Well, Hollywood happy endings are a dime a dozen, but movies that make you feel and think are a little more rare, and I know that that ending affected me more emotionally and made me think more than it would have if it had been a standard resolution (They keep driving, the mist clears and they come upon a fortress of survivors who are making headway against the creatures- the end) That sort of ending would have been a lot less memorable IMO. In fact, Stephen King was totally supportive of the change to the ending of his short story and was quite happy with the result.

There have been some absolutely awful film adaptations of King's books, with the good ones (the original Shining, Stand By Me, Misery, Dolores Claiborne, Shawshank Redemption) being far outnumbered by the dreck (Lawnmower Man, Thinner, Green Mile - same director as The Mist). As King adaptations go, I thought this one was a solid 9 out of 10, with my only real complaint being that some of the stuff with the fundamentalist woman was a bit over the top, and the first tentacle monster effects looked a bit cheesy.

But I'm a geek, so honestly, that last scene of the leviathan creature lumbering across the road with smaller creatures following - that was enough for me. For a film to so vividly portray such a freakishly changed and terrifying, but strangely beautiful world made it worth the price to me.


BTW - The Stephen King novel It is set to be remade in the next year or two. That was a very scary book, and the 1990 miniseries really didn't do it justice (although Tim Curry was wonderful as Pennnywise). I'm really hoping that someone with as dark a vision as Darabont showed in the Mist will be directing.


Oooo I LOVED Survivor Type...ladyfingers they taste just like ladyfingers....

I am not surprised SK was supportive of the ending change, since it's not a cookie-cutter happy ending, though I still liked it better left to the imagination as to what happens.

Another favourite SK short story was the one where the laundry-machine became possesed, can't remember what it was called, that was from Night Shift. What's everyone's faves?

I just wanted to chip in about how terrible the ending to this movie was.  It dragged on about 30 minutes past where it should have ended, and the "twist" was just a cruel cheap shot for shock value.  The book was better.

(And I don't want to hear any of that crap about how "Americans get pissed off if movies don't have happy endings" or anything like that.  I've loved plenty of movies with depressing endings.  Hell, they could have ended "The Mist" by having the screen go blank and hearing four gunshots, and I would have been satisfied.  But the way they did it was inconsistent with the rest of the storyline, and it just felt like amateur schlock writing.)
Original Post by rebepi

Anyone else excited about them making "The Gunslinger" into a movie. (A little worried at the same time, because that was the slowest book out of the series and I'm not sure it will make the best movie for the current non-Stephen King fans).

 Do you have links to any information on this?

I REALLY hope they don't butcher the series.  I could Hollywood creating a total abortion out of the Gunslinger, if they start dropping details.

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Ohh my god mist was the most disturbing most depressing film i have ever seen and ive seen virtually every horror film. I mean ye i big discusion point is how disturbing the ending is but even throughout the film. For example when they start stabbing that guy who worked in the army, i nearly through the controls at the tv at that point lol. Stupid old testament religous bith lmao .

Original Post by loriklorik:

An even more disturbing ending.... (<--- link)

I had a look but it's been removed here for violation...now that is going to bug me because what am i missing.....

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