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the mist
The Mist
Directed by:
Frank Darabont
Cast: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Toby Jones

Written by:
Hollywood IQ

December 28, 2007

After a violent storm in Maine (Bangor), a foreign mist appears the morning after, in a shroud of mystery.  A group of locals are trapped in the grocery store, after the mist envelopes the town.


Among them, David Drayton (Jane) and his five-year-old son. A former judge (Braugher), a pious worshipper (Harden), and a bored housewife, who is new in town (Holden).  The people soon discover that within the mist, await numerous species of horrific, other-worldly creatures that entered through a door, which may or may not have been opened by the nearby military base.  As the world around them manifests through their social behavior and fear, the horrified citizens try desperately to survive the unexplained disaster.

Ok folks, this one from the short story by, Stephen King, was exceptionally cool, and freaky-tastic.  Its really got an awful, yet believable premise, if there were to be a door opened and scary shit just bum-rushed us.  It does have a great ending just not the one everyone hopes for...I think.  Thomas Jane, I love him, he is quickly rising on my action-hero meter.  Still behind Jackman and Cruise.  But he wears these boots, seen here on my feet, which makes him super cool and thus my best friend.  The store clerk, Ollie, not mentioned above played by Toby Jones is the unexpected driving force of the movie.  So to recap, it has comedy, drama, intense thematic sci-fi elements, politics, and a likeable cast no matter how much you want to shoot them in the fo-head.  One note to recall during the view age of this flick, keep in mind that it's possible this is what would happen if it were real.  You're bound to experience every scenario, and the study of human instinct can't really be explored more than this.  Just a thought!


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