History YMMV / TheMist

11th Dec '17 12:11:38 PM Anddrix
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* LoveItOrHateIt: The ending. [[spoiler: You'll either find it pleasantly shocking and edgy, or [[CruelTwistEnding far too]] [[DownerEnding depressing]]]].
25th Nov '17 2:13:59 PM Dragon101
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In the novella, David mentally calls the people who don't believe that the mist is full of monsters the "Flat Earth Society" due to the overwhelming amount of evidence to the contrary. In 2017, [[https://www.tfes.org Flat Earth societies]] gained mainstream attention thanks to the rise in social media exposure.
23rd Nov '17 2:46:29 PM Darkmage7280
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: The tentacles look... quite unconvincing.
16th Nov '17 1:20:33 PM DeepRecon
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** That isn't to say that the [[spoiler:undercover soldier]] wasn't blameless in that particular disaster of logic. When he calls for Arrowhead, Eve asks him what Arrowhead is...and instead of ''any number'' of possible answers, he chooses ignore her save for giving her a loaded 'You weren't supposed to hear that' look. Then, when she asks about his gun, he ''again'' says nothing. It's only when she says she's going back to the rest of the survivors that he says that she isn't. If he wasn't planning to kill her to keep her quiet, he was certainly saying everything to gave the opposite impression. He didn't even try to give her a vague-yet-potentially truthful answer to explain why he couldn't explain any further. It's not as if Arrowhead's existence is of such utmost secrecy that simply knowing that it's a thing carries a death sentence. They have their own ''unit patches'', for goodness sake.
6th Nov '17 7:05:57 PM saffronpanther
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* HarsherInHindsight: [[spoiler:In the novella, David apologizes that his account doesn't end as conclusively or happily as the National Guard showing up and saving them. The film adaptation, as noted elsewhere on these pages, took that comment into consideration...]]
3rd Nov '17 10:04:26 PM huntdaddy
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** Many people like to assume [[spoiler: Brent doesn't survive leaving the store]], due to how big of a blowhard he is to everyone.
22nd Oct '17 8:41:37 PM ANewMan
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* MoralEventHorizon: Mrs. Carmody starts off unbalanced (though more conflicted and likeable in the movie than the original story), then becomes the chosen messiah of the people, and starts ordering human sacrifices to the monsters outside. Okay. This is a horror movie. Then she orders David's son and the woman who had been keeping the kid calm this entire time to be thrown to the monsters...

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* MoralEventHorizon: Mrs. Carmody starts off unbalanced (though more conflicted and a little more likeable in the movie than the original story), then becomes the chosen messiah of the people, and starts ordering human sacrifices to the monsters outside. Okay. This is a horror movie. Then she orders David's son and the woman who had been keeping the kid calm this entire time to be thrown to the monsters...
15th Sep '17 6:39:19 AM Scoutstr295
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** [[spoiler: The woman with the kids at home being SparedByTheAdaptation , while Amanda and Dan both suffering DeathByAdaptation becomes funny since the same thing happened to Melissa [=McBride=], Creator/LaurieHolden and Jeffrey [=DeMunn=]'s respective characters in ''Series/TheWalkingDead''.]]

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** [[spoiler: The woman with the kids at home being SparedByTheAdaptation , SparedByTheAdaptation, while Amanda and Dan both suffering DeathByAdaptation becomes funny since the same thing happened to Melissa [=McBride=], Creator/LaurieHolden and Jeffrey [=DeMunn=]'s respective characters in ''Series/TheWalkingDead''.]]



** When grabbing the radio, a man volunteers to go with [[spoiler:Eve]]. They find it, and he turns out to be [[spoiler:some form of soldier or otherwise has inside knowledge, because he begins to call for Arrowhead, the shady government military base where the mist is likely coming from.]] Upon realizing that he might be the key to their survival, or at least has knowledge that might help... [[spoiler:she decides to freak out, attack him unprovoked because he didn't answer her questions fast enough, break the radio, and get into a wrestling match, ultimately ending by killing him with his own handgun. '''She attacks first'''.]] She then exits and apparently everyone else in the mall wandered off after a few minutes minutes, leaving the doorway entirely unattended even though what came through that door might save all of them, and ignoring the gunshot that rang out in an otherwise quiet mall.

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** When grabbing the radio, a man volunteers to go with [[spoiler:Eve]]. They find it, and he turns out to be [[spoiler:some form of [[spoiler:either a soldier or otherwise has someone with inside knowledge, because he begins to call for Arrowhead, the shady government military base where the mist is likely coming from.]] Upon realizing that he might be the key to their survival, or at least has knowledge that might help... [[spoiler:she decides to freak out, attack him unprovoked because he didn't answer her questions fast enough, break the radio, and get into a wrestling match, ultimately ending by killing him with his own handgun. '''She attacks first'''.]] She then exits and apparently everyone else in the mall wandered off after a few minutes minutes, leaving the doorway entirely unattended even though what came through that door might save all of them, and ignoring the gunshot that rang out in an otherwise quiet mall.
9th Sep '17 5:31:27 AM phoenixrider100
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: The mother that flees the store to get home to her children is clearly meant to be sympathetic due to her motives and the others in the store are clearly ashamed at not helping her, but leaving two children, the eldest being eight, to care for themselves so soon after a massive storm is incredibly irresponsible and her attempt to essentially guilt trip people, including a man looking after his own scared child, into joining her despite warnings against leaving can put her squarely here. Her self righteousness at everyone else for not wanting to potentially throw away their lives for her highlights it. [[spoiler: The fact she survives the film feels less like a hope spot and more like an extra knife twist in the already depressing ending.]]
7th Sep '17 9:39:30 PM BaronVonClop
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** The mall decides to hold a raffle to determine who is going to go into the mist infested hallway to find the radio in the security office. Meanwhile, the manager and security guard are both ''right there'', both of which know not only the layout but the location of the radio and how it works, not to mention the fact that it is ''their job'' to keep everyone else safe. Nah, let's send [[spoiler:Eve]], who has no idea where it is or how to use it, to find it. A character even mentions this exact point, but is immediately brushed off and ignored.

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** The mall decides to hold a raffle to determine who is going to go into the mist infested hallway to find the radio in the security office. Meanwhile, the manager and security guard are both ''right there'', both of which know not only the layout but the location of the radio and how it works, not to mention the fact that it is ''their job'' to keep everyone else safe. Nah, let's send [[spoiler:Eve]], who has no idea where it is or how to use it, to find it. A character even mentions ''mentions this exact point, point'', but is immediately brushed off and ignored.
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