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Would you consider ignorance as bliss in the Matrix? Or would you be uncomfortable leaving earth or being left behind in Blade Runner or Total Recall? Or a destroyed planet as in The Road?
Perhaps cannibalism worries you the most as in Delicatessen? Or perhaps it is just the overall big brother, totalitarian feel many of these films give you?
Pick the scariest future.
The Mist (2007)
An excellent film in a difficult genre
I always enjoyed Steven Kings books as a child, but when you look back on them its sometimes hard to remember how you looked past the cheese. The Mist, however, was my favorite King story. The last time i read it must have been 10 years ago at least, yet during the film i was so familiar with everything. so its a great adaptation.
firstly my only gripe. the CGI is poor. in todays standards, which are very high, you have to have the best graphics to even make people half wonder if its real or not. so when dealing with creatures that aren't real you need to back it up with realistic graphics.
this isn't a traditional horror. for me, what was so compelling about the story wasn't the action with the creatures, but the microcosm of the world within the supermarket. there are a fantastic array of characters, thoughts and beliefs, which don't always stay the same.
this is actually a really gripping film, and a lot better than i thought it would be. i was impressed by the directing, Darabont is a top filmmaker and should really get more films made.
i would really recommend this film, it is not about fighting off alien creatures, it is about how certain people deal and react to situations. It is also how people adapt and change during difficult times and how these difficult times can bring out the worst in people, human nature and all its excuses at its most deadly and backwards.