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    Yeah, I don't recall hearing any noises, and I've seen it twice.
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    Yeah, I don't have a problem with choosing to shoot yourself rather than go out the way that they had seen the others go, but it is a complete bust to have them do it when they are not in any immediate danger AND to then suddenly have the army arrive 30 seconds later. It's cheap and manipulative, when it could have been shattering and mournful.

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    Unless you really think the film somehow makes it unclear if we should side with Carmody or David. I don't think it does. Just because her predictions are right doesn't make her the film's moral center. If anything, she's the opposite and her predictions all the more malignant because of her acerbic personality and holier-than-thou preaching. She's the pious, mob-mentality fear-mongerer who empowers herself at the expense of others. If, in the end, the film champions this, then that's a little too much nastiness for my taste.
    Yeah, no way the film wants to champion Carmody and vindicate her beliefs. I think number8 meant more "right/wrong" not in the moral sense, but in the "decision that had the better outcome" sense. Not that Braugher or Carmody ever made decisions that turned out particularly well, but neither did Drayton. Thus there was a cynical irony in the film (which I think is strikingly belied by the seeming earnestness and somberness of the film's tone as a whole), but I did not sense a moral backwardness (other than the questionability of the "crowd-pleasing" Ollie/Carmody moment).


    I don't remember any noises either. Just a communal sense of doom after the

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    Which is good. If there were monster noises pushing them to it or a vocal panic instead of the silent acquiescense of their decision, then it wouldn't support as well my "Ending is a purposefully absurd and over-done joke on us" reading. "Shattering and mournful" would have been mawkish and cheap. Ironic and kinda funny in how ridiculous it is was the way to go.
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    Turn up the volume, guys.

    I just FF'd to the ending, and there are definitely monster noises in the distance while they are sitting in the car.

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Turn up the volume, guys.

    I just FF'd to the ending, and there are definitely monster noises in the distance while they are sitting in the car.
    Well, I'll take your word for it, because I'm not watching this again. All I can say then is that it was very poorly done. If this many of us heard nothing, they did a bad job with their sound.

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    Quote Quoting Kurosawa Fan (view post)
    Well, I'll take your word for it, because I'm not watching this again. All I can say then is that it was very poorly done. If this many of us heard nothing, they did a bad job with their sound.

    I find this very odd, because I was aware of the sounds from the first time I saw the movie.

    It's not like the monster is right beside the car - it sounds like something in the distance is growling.

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    I heard the monster noises and I still think it was a laughable stretch.

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    No desire to watch it again. I trust my initial instincts, and if there were sounds, they weren't loud enough.

    Regardless, a large number of us agree. Something is wrong there.

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Regardless, a large number of us agree. Something is wrong there.
    Strength in numbers, eh? You should line up for Carmody's next sermon.

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    Strength in numbers, eh? You should line up for Carmody's next sermon.

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    You got me there.

    But she was right....

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    Yeah, there were definitively monster sounds in the distance.

    In a way, and speaking about the sound, I'm sorry I already saw this on DVD, because I'm positive it will get a theater release a month from now or something like that. And watching it on the theater must be a blast. I saw The Descent like that - great experience.

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    You got me there.

    But she was right....
    They should have put a bullet in that bitches skull once she started quoting scriptures.
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    Quote Quoting Kurosawa Fan (view post)
    I watched this last night. Enjoyed it up until that ending. It completely ruined any enjoyment I found in the film. It was ridiculous, in fact I'd say it's one of the worst endings I've seen in quite some time.

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    It was contrived nonsense. I'm stunned so many people on this board are giving it a free pass. I'll admit that what came before was very tense, and a nice throwback to fifties horror (though the gore was a misstep for sure), but nothing excuses that ending. Absurd.
    I agree. There is also added hate within me since a review I read in the Rue Morgue gave away what was in the mist.

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    I watched the movie tonight. I read most of this thread. In essence, I agree with iosos and Kurosawa Fan, except I believe I enjoyed everything pre-ending less. They got my basic points across better than I can at the moment, though.

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    Still love this film.

    I wonder why I don't own the DVD.
    Sure why not?

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    This movie made me like Spielberg's War of the Worlds more. It actually convinced me to give it another shot.

    Also, I was pretty meh on Jane's performance. He's alright, I guess.

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    Quote Quoting Sycophant (view post)
    Also, I was pretty meh on Jane's performance. He's alright, I guess.


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    Hard pass. Swipe left. The mist doesn't mess with your mind, it has big damn monsters from another dimension that eat people like they're a shrimp buffet.

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    Why are you bumping a 9 year old thread for a new TV show?

    Click around some more, dude!

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    Watched this again last night- I'm surprised so many people above didn't hear the noises in the car right before the final scene. But Meg was right, they are there. I've come to appreciate this film more over the years. Obviously the best stuff is the dread and interactions inside the supermarket. The final scene still feels cheap but I've come to accept it for what it is.

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