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Old 06-12-2011, 11:52 PM   #8
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Default Re: THE MIST - Why do people not like it?

I liked the movie up until the end. Not so much because it veered from the source material, but because it seemed nihilistic just for the sake of nihilism. I don't have a problem with that...but in this case it just seemed lazy.

Although there's an angle I suspect Darabont was going for, that he was marking the pop culture moment where the inherent optimism of the Cold War-era giant bug movies was abruptly raped by the gnarly realism of Night of the Living Dead.

But NotLD earned its ending. With The Mist it just seemed punk for punks sake. Unfortunately, Green Day punk rather than Black Flag.
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