• R, 2 hr. 5 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Frank Darabont
    In Theaters:
    Nov 21, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 18, 2008
  • The Weinstein Company

Critic Review - Antagony & Ecstasy

Startlingly bad...although a film whose concept could be described as "The Fog with Stephen King characters" really can't be called "startlingly" bad.

November 29, 2007 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Comments (9)
Antagony & Ecstasy



Adam Halesworth

You go and make a better film then.

Mar 14 - 05:36 PM

Aqueryan Reloaded

Andrew Bosma

Startlingly bad? STARTLINGLY BAD?!?

Well, Timmy, your insightless review may be (startlingly bad) but I can assure you that anyone with an affinity for horror films realizes that The Mist stands tall as a CLASSIC of the genre. Darabont's gutsiness in delivering one of the most daring and polarizing endings in motion picture history is beyond dispute closes the case on the matter.

A word of advice: stay away from reviewing horror movies in the furture as it's clear from your inability to discern a true gem of the genre that you're wholly unqualified to review them and as such do any prospective readers a disservice by opining on them.

Apr 11 - 04:45 PM


Dhalgren Attwell

Good call Aqueryan!
I have been thinking about the ending all day! I loved the petri dish feel of what happens to people when everything we know fails quickly. Great acting, great story and fantastic ending!

Tim Brayton, your a muppet!

Jun 4 - 12:40 AM


Joseph Pegram

I agree, bad film, bland stereotypical acting, mediocre SFX. My kids were sitting there making fun of the movie and making classic comments about the alleged fright scenes. When comments like "Now on Aisle 4, French Fried Alien Bat wings in Buffalo or BBQ flavors" come from 11 yr olds, you know there is no horror to the flick.

Secondly, the ending is so terrible and unrepentant it kills the entire flick. What father murders his own child when hope and a chance to survive still exist? None, unless you really like terrible acting.

What this movie lacked was plausible characters who weren't so over-the-top that people of faith get tarred and feathered by association with a whack job. It lacked a protagonist who wasn't acting like he was whacked out on Xanax. The only great character in the flick was an old woman who finally did what many wanted to do who DO go to church every Sunday, throw green bean cans at the whack job. Too little too late.

1 star for a horrid film that scared no one. Not even an 11 yr old.

Jun 17 - 10:11 AM


Brad Sigler

Startlingly bad parenting - letting a 11 yr old watch a movie they couldn't get on their own! Plus, if your kid is so jaded that their making jokes at horror movies, you'll look forward to his future psychological problems. As for the movie - well written, well acted, good efx and brave ending. Not for kids though - shame on you....

Jun 19 - 09:56 PM


r n

Great review, this film is about as scary as War of the Worlds. There is not one moment throught the film i can rember being actully scared. And to those of you who think this is a horror classic, I recomend you watch some true horror classics e.g. Hellraiser, The Exorcist ect. This is a thriller in my books not a horror. The characters behaved stupidly and have erractic mood swings, one moment doing anything to avoid going outside the next happly volunteering. In short, the film draged on too long.

Jul 5 - 05:58 AM


matt avery

This movie had terrible acting, terrible dialogue. Wasn't scary in the least and the special effects could've used a lot of work. Now i'm generally a fan of stephen king (dreamcatcher was good in both book and movie form) but The Mist was absolutely horrible.
I think i might be able to write a better story line/dialogue for this or at least incorporate better cinematography. The only good part about this movie was the ending- at least it did something good and unique for the end. though i believe other movies have implemented that ending plot device much better without the whole movie sucking as well.

If you want a good horror movie go rent "THEM" or The sixth sense or the ring, i mean there are plenty of good horror movies out there//

This is one of my personal least favorite movies of all time though. I can't stand poor dialogue or acting/stupid stories.

Mar 20 - 11:30 AM

Craig Forte

Craig Forte

I do not think you and I saw the same movie.

Oct 29 - 06:13 PM

Craig Forte

Craig Forte

I do not think you and I saw the same movie.

Oct 29 - 06:14 PM

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