Both the novella and movie versions of The Mist are excellent, but they radically differ when it comes to the ending. Although The Mist’s finale just barely redeems its first season, the story ends on an exciting note.
Well damn, Stephen. It provided two sides of satisfying justice we’ve waited all season to see, but also killed off a few good characters while letting others slip by unharmed in situations they should’ve died in.
If you were to watch the final scene on mute, it wouldn't be nearly as emotional. We are curious to see how the writers would continue with our group and would love more explanation on Arrowhead and Jonah’s involvement, but a second season would be nothing like the first and we don’t know that the writing could transition properly into open world where petty dramas wouldn’t matter. This conclusion is open-ended, but it's a 1,000% more positive way to end the story, compared to director/screenwriter Frank Darabont's ending. The four take off for the car until Alex gets caught up in the Mist. With the mall mob at the end of their rations and fully convinces no hope is coming, they finally fully turn on Eve and Alex. Would I have been selfish and killed myself, knowingly leaving one of the people to battle out the monsters on his or her own? Except, no monsters come.
Viewership for the premiere started a little over the 0.6 million mark, but the series wasn’t even able to hold 0.5 million viewers hostage for the finale. Honestly, a movie hadn't ever affected me in that manner before.
The scripts devote plenty of time to character development, but it’s never been the show’s strength, because most of these characters act in mean and vicious ways, controlled by fear and selfishness. He then steps out of the car, demanding the monsters take him. Based on the 1984 novella by Stephen King, "The Mist" raked in over $25 million domestically, and over $57 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. Two hours and six minutes later, we all just sat there in the dark, numb. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
Was the twist shocking?
newsletter. The television series adapts Stephen King’s 1980 novella very differently than Frank Darabont’s 2007 film adaptation. From that point, every act of human cruelty against him just seems like excessive violence. On the 25th, Netflix released the series for … but in a shocking turn an almost likable Connor helps get the vehicle unstuck and escapes with our crew.
(A Netflix spokesman said the company doesn’t provide “comprehensive lists of which shows are available in which countries,” so viewers outside the U.S. will have to check their local account to see if it’s there.) In The Mist, it’s rare for anyone to act out of kindness or courage.
Armed with a small handgun with only four bullets, David Drayton (Thomas Jane) makes the ultimate sacrifice: He uses the bullets to kill his young son (Nathan Gamble) and the other three adults in his car, thus sparing them an even worse death. While the film goes in a decidedly dark direction, King's novella is … If you haven't seen the movie, stop what you're doing and watch it right now, because major spoilers are about to happen. Unfortunately, no one saves Jay, but Mia brings the car [and Vic] to save the Copelands. One theory blames the soldiers from the mysterious Arrowhead project. Or would I stay in the car, surrounded by the people I just killed, counting down the minutes I presumably had left to live? The Mist finale has come and gone and everything points to the writers wanting a season 2, but at this point we can’t see that happening. Spoilers ahead for season one of The Mist. Surrounded by the mist, it's obvious there is no escape. Viewership aside, we have split feelings on the finale. I remember almost getting up to punch my friend's TV screen, I was so mad.