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Another review for THE MIST comes rolling in!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with another review from last Tuesday's test screening of Frank Darabont's adaptation of Stephen King's THE MIST. This one is glowing, too, the only negatives at all mention the unfinished digital effects. It is an early screening afterall, so I'll save my worrying for when the film is finalized. They have some of the great CafeFX (Pan's Labyrinth) doing the digital work, so my confidence is high that those guys will bring their A game. Enjoy the review, which is very light on spoilers... so light I don't think I'll even put the spoiler box on this one. There is a little discussion as to the reaction to the end of the film, but no specifics. Read on!

Well Hello there Harry, Moriarty and Quint, I saw a pre-screening of "The Mist"! I just got finished reading Randy's review of "The Mist". I was actually at the same screening he was. This is not going to be a review that talks of story or plot points since that has already been done this is just my feelings on a great freakin story. This a film I have been following since the beginning, and one of my most anticipated films for the year. The Mist is a story I grew up with, a story that my parents would read me before I went to bed at night. Then I remember taking road trips with the fam and while on the road we would listen to the audio version that was made of "The Mist" in 3D SOUND! The one that started off with machine gun fire to get the listener pumped. So when I got a chance to go to the movie I leaped at the opportunity. This movie was fantastic, scary, and heart pounding! I loved every moment it. It was a roller coaster ride of emotional anxiety. This movie was dark, disturbing, and real. By far the best horror movie to come out in a long ass time. Sure the digital effects weren't completed but who cares I always saw the monsters as a secondary antagonist anyway. The real freakin monsters were Mrs. Carmody and her cult of religious freaks. The casting was perfect in the film. And I agree with Randy that Marcia Gay Hardens performance deserves a Academy award nom. She was born to play this role. Now for the ending. I will not give a way anything just a little commentary. I thought it was appropriate for what this movie was building up to, and I loved it. There are a lot of people out there that like to complain about the typical Hollywood endings, well this is not it. The end of this movie punches you in the gut hard and you feel it. It is dark and uncomfortable. A friend of mine who was with me hated the ending. He even told me that as much as he hated the typical Hollywood ending, he wished this would have been one. I don't think a lot of people are going to like it including those that would complain if it ended in typical Hollywood fashion. As a long time fan of this story the movie takes it to a whole new level and intensity. Definitely a huge step up from the revolutionary 3D sound. If you already couldn't tell I really, Really, REALLY! enjoyed this movie. Thanks guys, I'm Jacked_up

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