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- The Mist (3)
- 2011.Sep.20 / 12am
The Mistby: Sofa.Dogs • Tysto.Commentaries • tags: 2000s • feature • free • Stephen.King.story • directed by: Frank.Darabont • stars: Laurie.Holden • Thomas.Jane • William.Sadler
From Tysto Commentaries:
John Pavlich and I watch the low-budget King-Darabont horror The Mist! This is my first commentary for a movie I outright dislike. John is more forgiving… at least until the end. But we keep it light and have a great time picking it apart and still give credit where credit is due.
We try to figure out exactly what bugs* us about it and what could have been done to fix it. We compare it to High Noon, “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”, Alien, and Footloose. And I sing a little Joan Baez. So… don’t miss that.
* GET IT?! BUGS?!
From Sofa Dogs:
Observers: John Pavlich, Tysto
Record Date: August 26, 2011, 09:17 PM
Plot Summary: An ominous mist, filled with otherworldly creatures blankets a small town, trapping many of the residents in the local supermarket.
Note: Frank Darabont directs a Stephen King story! It’s been proven in the past to be a winning combination, and yet… Tysto and I come at the film from different angles. He doesn’t care for it, but I really like it, up until a crucial point. We discuss character motivations, the book versus the film, the stellar Thomas Jane and the polarizing ending. Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the movie on your DVD.
Would you really give your only pistol to the 40-year-old stock boy…? Well, he says … he won some sort of marksman contest. You know who else won marksman contests? The three soldiers you have in the store.— Tysto and Sofa Dogs,
The Mist @0:32:08
In regards to Marcia Gay Harden’s character and Bill Sadler’s character and that whole thing that Stephen King … seems to perpetuate—it’s that people who are this religious are this religious because they’re stupid.— Tysto and Sofa Dogs,
The Mist @0:45:05
[re: Ollie uses the gun] Thank you, Ollie. You get a promotion. [laughter] You’ll now be senior bag boy.— Tysto and Sofa Dogs,
The Mist @1:41:32