#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Everyone thinks of it as a harmless lightning storm. When Dave Drayton notices a strange mist on the lake, he thinks nothing of it. When he, his son, Billy Drayton, and his neighbor Brent Norton travel to the supermarket, the unthinkable happens. On their way to the market, they see the army, firefighters, and the police heading toward the mist. When he sees this Brent mentions something about “Project Arrowhead”, a secret military project that no one knows about. As they are shopping, they see three soldiers walk in, pick up a few things, then head toward the mist. All eighty of the store’s shoppers have no clue what is going on until an old man runs in the market with a bloody nose and declares “Something in the mist!” He tells them to close the door. About five seconds after they close the door, the entire store shakes, as though it has been lifted several feet above the ground. When David is asked to check on the generator, he finds the loading dock door being pushed on by something outside. Then Dave hears a groan. He asks three people to come with him. When Norm the bag-boy volunteers to go out, he is dragged away by a creature with large squid-like tentacles that have mouths, teeth, and arms. After Dave and the other three fight off the tentacles, they warn everyone in the store what is out there. Upon hearing this, Mrs. Carmody exclaims that it is the End Time and that God is punishing them. People don’t believe it, but finally Mrs. Carmody has almost everyone in the store on her side. Does ‘Project Arrowhead’ have anything to do with this? Will Dave Drayton, his son, and his friends make it out alive as they make a last stand against this destruction? Or will they be taken by the demon-like creatures of ‘The Mist’?
Plot: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten their lives, and worse, their sanity.
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The more I watch this movie, the more convinced I become that this movie is _less_ about the mist as a horrific result of military experiments gone awry, and _more_ a commentary on the fear of death and the unknown beyond.
The mist and its Lovecraftianesque creatures are symbolic of humanity’s existential dread and the abject fear that there is quite possibly nothing else but this, and the end here is the end forever; or even worse, that what lies beyond is not a benevolent Creator, but rather an entity that either is indifferent to our existence and our plights, or is actively malevolent against us. Jean-Paul Sartre described this fear as “existential nausea.”
Mrs. Carmody’s ever growing religious cult was the very opposite extreme. She proclaimed to be a prophet of the one true God, yet was hypocritical, judgmental and quick to cast stones even in light of her own sins. Her fundamentalist extremism insured they _never_ escaped their box. But what seemed the logical end result of her many violent transgressions only served to martyr her in the eyes of other extremists — as it so often does — and serves, in their twisted minds, as vindication of what they’ve been preaching all along.
And there are those who simply did the best they could with the circumstances they were given, but in the process, did not sacrifice the wills of others for their own gain while simultaneously giving of themselves unto the service of others. No one can say with absolute certainty what lies in wait beyond this life, but we shouldn’t squander the moments we _do_ have on this Earth entombed in fear and letting that fear manipulate us into becoming the monsters we sometimes create ourselves.
The end of this movie has always been, in my opinion, the most tragic. The ending was _almost_ a happy one, if only they’d held out for a few moments longer. But in relation to the underlying theme laid out above, this group of people’s break from the store to the car to the literal end of the road was metaphorical of venturing out into the unknown, even if it means leaving the comfort yet unstable illusion of safety and well-being, to take our chances navigating life the best we know how. We may feel as if ultimately the only thing we have any control over is when and how we die, but even this is just another illusion.
Following a devastating storm, a small town in Maine finds that the eerie mist swarming into the neighborhood holds a deadly secret inside that attacks anyone around them and forces a small band of survivors trapped inside a supermarket to hold off the creatures.
This one here is an incredibly frustrating King work. A lot of what makes this one so uneven is due to there being a lot to really like about it, a few points to love about it and then there were elements to utterly loathe about it. The film is at it’s best with the way the mounting hysteria over the situation with them trapped within the supermarket and how the groups resolve their problems and start new ones which was pretty good and makes for a realistic feeling to the story, detailing how it all breaks down and what the group resorts to in order to keep their sanity. Likewise, that in turn leads into the films’ best efforts in the first few attacks with the unknown creatures inside the mist killing off the victims as they refuse to believe what’s out there and rush foolishly into the area which makes for a series of fun times out in the cargo hold and the different attempts to reach safety outside and then encountering the different creatures and their powers were all good points. The flying insects and them trying to keep them out as the different creatures break in resulting in a series of great encounters trying to clear them out of the store, and the insane battle in the pharmacy during the pitch-black interior is a rather stark and creepy experience fighting off the array of creatures that gives this one a ton of impressive points. The final few battles and escapes to get out, the blood and gore and the way that the creatures are dealt with are all loved points here as that all leads into the stellar finale which is an absolutely unforeseen and shocking in what goes on as there are some rather disturbing parts in this section. Along with the fine creature effects, these here are the good parts to really love about it although it does have a few issues to be had here. The film’s biggest problem is the mere appearance of the religious babble that gets spewed in here which is so wrongheaded and rather off-putting it just makes the viewer feel like not watching it all that often. Yet another big issue here is the length and how overlong it feels, with the rather overlong sections in the middle really making it feel it’s length somewhat. While there’s plenty to like here, these do hold it back.
Rated R: Graphic Language, Graphic Violence and intense themes of children-in-danger.
The Humanity of Horror
If, two years ago, you told me that within a couple of years two excellent Stephen King film adaptations would be released, I would probably have laughed it off. Films like The Shining, Shawshank Redemption, Stand by Me, The Stand and 1408 are usually pretty far between (Note that I consider The Green Mile and Carrie to be the most over-rated King adaptations, so they do not appear here). I like most of the films that have been made from Stephen King novels, novellas, and short stories mainly because I like Stephen King, but I do not recommend many of them as truly good films.
Frank Darabont’s (writing and directing) The Mist adapts a horror novella of the same name. King’s horror work has been the most difficult material to adapt, but this film is comparable to other genre stand-outs such as The Shining and 1408.
A brief, dramatic thunderstorm is followed by a freak mist that descends on a small New England town. As the mist permeates the town, people congregate in the local supermarket and hardware store to stock up and gather supplies. David Drayton (Thomas Jane), his son (Nathan Gamble), and his neighbor (Andre Braugher) are among them. Tension builds as a steady stream of military vehicles pass through the mist headed south from a nearby base. But serious concern doesn’t start until one of the locals runs to the supermarket with blood spatters on his clothing and talking of monsters in the mist.
Indeed, there are horrors outside in the fog, but there are also horrors inside the market – as paranoia, irrationality and religion come into conflict with practical issues of survival.
Unlike many horror films, The Mist examines fear and its effects realistically, looks at the horror created by forces beyond human control and the even more terrifying horror that fear creates through forces that are completely within our grasp – our own fears, our beliefs and our treatment of each other. It does so using a classic formula which is comparable to films like Night of the Living Dead and, more recently, Feast.
The cinematography, editing and directing are all excellent. The acting is quite good – Marcia Gay Harden and William Sadler stood out for me – and the script is exactly where it needed to be for this adaptation.
Highly recommended for King fans and horror fans. Recommended for Sci-Fi fans. Weakly recommended for average cinema-goers who are not generally interested in horror.
Come on people…7.6? really?
It’s sad that this movie had potential to be a good movie but is screwed up by having all that bs religious crap mid way through. Having one illogical religious fanatic is fine because its believable but to actually have that person ask for sacrifices and have 90%+ the remaining survivors comply is ABSOLUTE GARBAGE.
She managed to blame the event on some random guy in the military and get people to stab him and throw him out of the store to be “sacrificed to god”. Then they try to have the young kid sacrificed next. SERIOUSLY WTF. Anyone who can watch that 10-20 minutes of bs and think of this movie as great should be ashamed of themselves.
There were other annoying things in the movie as well but nothing that was too big of a deal but the stuff described above is just unfathomable. The ending which was a unique, interesting ending I just found myself laughing because at that point I couldn’t take the movie seriously at all. I would love to see the movie without the religious lady, it would be interesting to see how good of a movie it really could have been.
I wouldn’t have even written this if the movie was rated at most a 5.5. But for it to be rated 7.6 is mind boggling. The amount of movies rated less than 7.6 which are much more deserving then this movie is massive. I can think of plenty of movies rated 5 on IMDb that entertained me more and made me less infuriated then this one.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 6 min (126 min)
Genre Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Frank Darabont
Writer Frank Darabont (screenplay), Stephen King (novel)
Actors Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher
Awards 6 wins & 13 nominations.
Production Company Darkwoods Productions
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,450 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna 500T 8573, Eterna 400T 8583)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema