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Re: Stephen King Movies/TV

Post by Negative Creep » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:43 pm

jdanddiet wrote:
noobish hat wrote:The Mist is one of the worst films to have been released in recent years.
The ending is terrible, I'll give yout hat. Sorry, that, hat.

I thought the ending was brilliant, and brave for a mainstream Hollywood film
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Post by jdanddiet » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:53 pm

except it didn't make any sense...
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Re: Stephen King Movies/TV

Post by Shinobi » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:16 pm

Negative Creep wrote:
jdanddiet wrote:
noobish hat wrote:The Mist is one of the worst films to have been released in recent years.
The ending is terrible, I'll give yout hat. Sorry, that, hat.

I thought the ending was brilliant, and brave for a mainstream Hollywood film
I think that's why people where knocking it because the ending was different to the book..
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Post by themightymartin » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:24 pm

One King book that I would like to be see get turned into a movie is The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. Anybody else read that one? Really good.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:30 pm

Katzkatz wrote:'Haven' is pretty good. It is a good fantasy series. I think that it does stray quite far from the original material now.
Like most of his films, I'd say Haven is average. I watch it, but its mindless filler TV that goes on when I can't be bothered thinking.
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Post by Shinobi » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:34 pm

A lot of the earlier King stuff Is fab - but that trailer of 'The man in the black suit' deserve's a mention I absolutely hate it looks censored.. Where was his Hellfire eye's and how come the animals and flowers never died when he walked past them? Or what about "Are we well met Fisher Boy" most iconic line in that Book..

Salems Loft is brilliant very scary and close to the book.. Also like
Night Flyer
The Shining (Kubrick version, Kings version is garbage)
The Night Flier
Creepshow (Just for the third film with the Woman who kills the Hitchhiker and he come's back a s a Zombie "Thanks for the ride missus")
Cat's Eyes
1408
The Graveyard Shift (rats in ma mill)
It
Misery
The Mist
Storm of the Century
The Running Man
Rose Red
Riding the Bulletrain
The short story one with Blondie one story is about a Hitman who's trying to kill a Demonic cat

Didn't like
Needful Things (Book is miles better)
Dreamcatcher
Carrie
Maximum Overdrive
The Lawnmower Man
Tommyknockers
The Green Mile
Sometimes they come back
Children of the Corn and the million sequals which are Horror channel Material

The rest I've not saw: and a couple I can't remember the names, (1)Vicar who's a Werewolf (2)Giant Bat in a mill (3) evil gangster who comes to life from a book and starts killing people with a flick Knife

Salems Loft and It terrified me when I was younger.. Two people spoilt 'IT' for me, every time I see Pennywise I laugh
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Post by merman » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:36 pm

themightymartin wrote:One King book that I would like to be see get turned into a movie is The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. Anybody else read that one? Really good.
It's interesting, but I'm not sure about a movie. It's all about the atmosphere, and that would be tricky to capture.

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Re: Stephen King Movies/TV

Post by Negative Creep » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:43 pm

jdanddiet wrote:except it didn't make any sense...
Spoilers follow, naturally

I thought it made perfect sense. After leaving the store, the mist was everywhere and it appeared that everyone was dead. They thought they'd last mere minutes on foot, so lost all hope. With no chance of rescue, the best option in his mind was to kill his son and their companions rather than let them get torn apart by the monsters. Once the military does arrive, he spots the woman from the beginning who ran as soon as the mist settled. So by choosing the seemingly safe option of the supermarket he doomed everyone
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Re: Stephen King Movies/TV

Post by scunny » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:39 am

yeah I thought the Mist was great film, loved the ending, made sense to me thay they did what they did because of the hopelessness of it all. Not everything has to have a happy schmalzy ending.
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Post by jdanddiet » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:48 am

I agree but what happened was absolutely LAST RESORT. And it wasn't at that stage, obviously :roll:
I'm sorry no-one will ever be able to convince me it was a good ending and that it made sense, and I agree not every ending has to be schmaltzy.
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Re: Stephen King Movies/TV

Post by Negative Creep » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:15 am

Their car had run out of petrol an, as far as they knew, the mist was worldwide. It's been a while since I've seen it, so can't remember if he just drove past his destroyed house or saw the body of his wife, but either way she was dead. So I can fully understand why they chose to end it
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Re: Stephen King Movies/TV

Post by scunny » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:49 am

ah yeah, had forgotten they had checked in on home etc.

I think he had seen some truly horrible things and he didnt want his little boy being a host for horrible spider things, fair enough i think. I guess it is hard to convey how long he was supposedly driving around before running out of petrol and being sitting ducks without unnecesarilly dragging the film out another half an hour.

i really liked the film, especially for the Sherminator getting his just desserts near the start :)
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Re: Stephen King Movies/TV

Post by jdanddiet » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:51 am

It would have been much better if he had shot himself as well to show that there really was no hope and then the monsters dragged them off to the emirates or something. As it is the movie demonstrably contradicts itself that the situation is hopeless. It could have been great but they bottled it.
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Re: Stephen King Movies/TV

Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:55 am

Shinobi wrote:(2)Giant Bat in a mill
Graveyard Shift has a giant bat in it.
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Re: Stephen King Movies/TV

Post by jdanddiet » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:15 pm

Stephen King movies seem to have some nasty moments in them. My top 3 moments I'd like to "un-see"

Pet Sematary - knife vs achilles (eek)
Maximum overdrive - arm vs electic knife (ook)
Misery - sledgehammer vs ankles (aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!)
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