Directed by Frank Darabont
Starring Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden
The Mist has been somewhat divisive. Some consider it a high-mark of recent horror; others find it to be on par with the Sci-Fi Channel's original movies. I hate it, personally. The premise of a group of people defending a supermarket from an alien mist is promising but The Mist misses completely. It's not long before the horrid acting, terrible CGI, and one-dimensional, stereotypical characters sink the ship. What really bothers me, though, is the heavy-handed, self-righteous message that is presented so unrealistically as to be entirely meaningless. Toss in some groan-inducing religious yap and voilà, a thoroughly unbearable movie.