Thursday, 1 December 2011

Film Review: The Mist

This is my first film review, so it is a shame that I am doing it on such a ridiculously tedious film. The story starts when you are introduced to a family that is forced to stay in their basement overnight because of a storm. The next morning they emerge to find that most of the surrounding trees have been knocked down, destroying half of their house, and there is a strange mist creeping over a nearby lake. Ignoring this, they decide to go to their local supermarket, whilst the mist spreads trapping everyone inside the shop. Most of the movie is filmed inside of the shop, so the location becomes a bit boring for the viewer after a while. Eventually we learn that there are monsters inside of the mist that obviously want to kill and eat all of the people in the shop (I mean, come on, why wouldn't they?) A few days pass and the majority of the people become brainwashed by an irritating Christian woman and decide that they would be a lot happier if they sacrificed the little boy from the family at the start. Learning this, the family escape unharmed with the only two remaining sane people (and just happen to have originally driven to the supermarket in a big off-road vehicle with lots of fog lights) so escape was easy of course, although everyone else that had attempted escape got ripped to shreds! In the end they run out of petrol and decide that instead of trying to kill some of the monsters to aid their escape, they would just kill themselves. 
Unfortunately there is only 4 bullets left in their gun and 5 people in the car, so the dad of the family shoots everyone and gets out of the car (expecting to be killed by the monsters) only to be greeted by the army that have cleared up all of the mist and destroyed the monsters. What a stupid ending. As you can probably tell, I didn't really enjoy this film as the storyline was silly and filled with really obvious things (see MS-Paint image) the music and graphics also didn't do it any justice. The monsters themselves weren’t very scary at all, some just looked like giant flies and spiders, but the main big monster looked like a cross between a gazelle and a tortoise with tentacles on its body. (If you can't imagine this, I have drawn you a picture. :D)
However there is one good thing about this film that I will admit: I tend to try and find continuity errors when watching films, so I counted the bullets after the man said “only ten bullets left” and they kept it to the right amount, they shot 6 bullets leaving them with only 4 in the end. It's nice to see a pistol that doesn't have over a hundred rounds of ammo!

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