History YMMV / TheMist

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.
7th Sep '17 9:33:09 PM BaronVonClop
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* IdiotPlot:
** 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.
** 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.
*** Bonus: it all could have been avoided! The [[spoiler:undercover soldier]] could have gone in ''completely alone'' to do whatever he wanted to do, because the mall manager ''asked for volunteers''. Rather than volunteer, he ''waited for [[spoiler:Eve]] to be selected'', and ''then'' chose to go with her.
5th Sep '17 3:45:01 PM Cifer
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Being a bisexual NonActionGuy [[TheWoobie Woobie]] who is bullied by his father and half the town and whose only friends are the main character family does not mean [[spoiler:that you can't also be a psychopath who raped Alex purely to frame Jay and drive a wedge between them, killed his own father and tried to kill and leave for dead his surrogate father.]]
5th Sep '17 4:22:06 AM Cifer
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* IdiotPlot:
** 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. 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.
** 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 then exits and [[spoiler:lies to everyone else about what happened, because apparently nobody heard the gunshot in an otherwise empty mall.]]
*** Which also raises the question: the store manager ''asked for volunteers'' to go find the radio, so why didn't the [[spoiler:undercover soldier]] just volunteer? He obviously ''wanted'' to be alone, and didn't need [[spoiler:Eve's]] help. If he had just spoken up when asked, the whole mess would have been avoided and there was ''literally no'' reason for him not to.
*** ...which ''also'' raises the question why Eve didn't just grab the radio and high-tail it with the case back to the other mall survivors rather than open it up and try to hail someone in the mist-infested room with a dead body in it.
19th Aug '17 3:54:37 PM GoopsWorld
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* {{NARM}}:
** Nathalie's husband being [[spoiler:approached out of absolutely nowhere by a man with a gun, who immediately points it at him, shoots him in the head, before screaming that he "didn't mean to" and turning the gun on himself and committing suicide.]] It was completely absurd.
** Adrian's tumble down the stairs when escaping the [[spoiler:police station.]] The actor clearly just ducks down and rolls forward onto the ground, flopping down the stairs.


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* [[{{NARM}} Narm]]:
** Nathalie's husband being [[spoiler:approached out of absolutely nowhere by a man with a gun, who immediately points it at him, shoots him in the head, before screaming that he "didn't mean to" and turning the gun on himself and committing suicide.]] It was completely absurd.
** Adrian's tumble down the stairs when escaping the [[spoiler:police station.]] The actor clearly just ducks down and rolls forward onto the ground, flopping down the stairs.
** [[spoiler:The four horsemen of the apocalypse emerging from the Mist and killing Father Romanov is played for drama, but it is such a BigLippedAlligatorMoment and is never explained beyond "[[YourMindMakesItReal the Mist manifests your worst fears]]".]]
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The decision to add more overtly supernatural and mystical elements to the Mist (such as [[spoiler:its sentience and ability to summon hallucinations and spirits]]) rather than keeping it a weather phenomenon filled by monstrous-yet-biologically-plausible animals has not been well received.
19th Jul '17 3:37:50 AM gfrequency
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****...which ''also'' raises the question why Eve didn't just grab the radio and high-tail it with the case back to the other mall survivors rather than open it up and try to hail someone in the mist-infested room with a dead body in it.
11th Jul '17 10:28:31 PM BaronVonClop
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* {{NARM}}: Nathalie's husband being [[spoiler:approached out of absolutely nowhere by a man with a gun, who immediately points it at him, shoots him in the head, before screaming that he "didn't mean to" and turning the gun on himself and committing suicide.]] It was completely absurd.

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* {{NARM}}: {{NARM}}:
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Nathalie's husband being [[spoiler:approached out of absolutely nowhere by a man with a gun, who immediately points it at him, shoots him in the head, before screaming that he "didn't mean to" and turning the gun on himself and committing suicide.]] It was completely absurd.



* IdiotPlot: Multiple.
** 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. Nah, let's send [[spoiler:Eve]], who has no idea where it is or how to use it, to find it.

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* IdiotPlot: Multiple.
IdiotPlot:
** 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. 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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*** Which also raises the question: the store manager ''asked for volunteers'' to go find the radio, so why didn't the [[spoiler:undercover soldier]] just volunteer? He obviously ''wanted'' to be alone, and didn't need [[spoiler:Eve's]] help. If he had just spoken up when asked, the whole mess would have been avoided and there was ''literally no'' reason for him not to.
11th Jul '17 8:11:57 PM BaronVonClop
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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 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 then exits and [[spoiler:lies to everyone else about what happened.]]

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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 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 then exits and [[spoiler:lies to everyone else about what happened.happened, because apparently nobody heard the gunshot in an otherwise empty mall.]]
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