Tuesday, February 26, 2008

PHESP Review: The Mist (Film)

PHESP Review: The Mist (Film)

Stephen King does it again
So how do you review a film without giving too much away and ruining it for those who haven’t watched it yet? Well let’s just say this film is well worth a watch and kept me curious and intrigued till the end and I would definitely recommend it to all of yall. In short, this film is a ‘fiction-thriller bloody monster ‘film that should please most people.

The Mist is a horror novel originally written by King in 1980 and made into a film in 2007 which was written and directed by Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile) and stars Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Marcia Gay Harden (Into The Wild, Mystic River), Toby Jones (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets) and Andre Braugher (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer).
The cast isn’t anything special but actually, I thought the actors did a good job in this one. I went into the cinema to watch The Mist without knowing anything at all about it and came out very pleased. There were moments when I thought ‘ok, this could get really shit, really quickly’ but again, was always pleasantly surprised especially with the ending which, let’s just say is NOT Hollywood’s usual disaster of ‘happily ever after’ style crap.

I haven’t read the novel but this film really made me want to.. if you’re interested, I recommend not watching any previews or reading any really in depth reviews and just going to watch it with an open mind. Enjoy!

Cast 3/5
Story line 4/5
Creativity 4/5
Suspense 4/5
Gore 4/5
Over all 4/5