I was looking forward to “The Mist” for a number of reasons: I’m a fan of Thomas Jane, the film’s star, and movies about people trapped in an isolated location and surrounded by nefarious creatures (or in this case, a supernatural fog) is my perfect movie premise. Then again, I just saw the trailer for “The Mist”, and um, it kinda blows. As in, “Gee, King sure didn’t waste anytime burning the bible at the stake, did he?” Plus, winged little bats are the things in the fog? Um, okay, Stephen, you’ve once again built up the perfect set-up, kinda made an interesting middle, and totally FUBAR the ending. As usual. But hey, maybe I’m wrong. See for yourself.
Following a violent thunderstorm, artist David Drayton and a small town community come under vicious attack from creatures prowling in a thick and unnatural mist. Local rumors point to an experiment called the ‘The Arrowhead Project’ conducted at a nearby top-secret military base, but questions as to the origins of the deadly vapor are secondary to the group’s overall chances for survival. Retreating to a local supermarket, Drayton and the survivors must face-off against each other before taking a united stand against an enemy they cannot even see!
Starring Thomas Jane, Andre Braugher, Laurie Holden, Amin Act Joseph, Toby Jones, and directed by Frank Darabont.
Run from the Mist November 21, 2007.
An image from the movie:
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