the mist (movie)

amfk
amfk's picture
Posts: 11
Joined: 2008-02-20
User is offlineOffline
the mist (movie)

warning spoilers.

 

So today my girlfriend and I decided to see this movie today, they had it on campus for two bucks so i was like "what the hell." Now I have seen trailers for this movie before, I thought i was just going to be a knock off of the movie the fog. Man was I wrong. The idea of this movie is that this town's branch of the army opened up a gate to another realm and the creatures of that realm are in this mist and they attack and kill and these people are trapped in a store. But that is not the scary part. There is a lady played by Marcia Gay Harden and she refers to this as the end times. She starts preaching the gospel, turning people into sheep (not literally) down the line when they realize theres not much hope. Now normally I'd just be like "whatever, i hope they all die" but the way these people acted in such an irrational, uncivilized form, literally made me sick to my stomach. Honestly I can't even put it into words it's one of those you have to see to believe and it just really reminded me how dangerous religion truly is.

/rant


I AM GOD AS YOU
Superfan
Posts: 4793
Joined: 2007-09-29
User is offlineOffline
    YUP

    YUP


Medievalguy
Medievalguy's picture
Posts: 281
Joined: 2007-03-01
User is offlineOffline
*SPOILER* Don't read past if

*SPOILER* Don't read past if you haven't seen the movie and don't want it ruined.

 

 

 

 

 

I LOVED it when that guy pumped two rounds into that bitch. I cheered loudly and so did the rest of the theater. The whole time I wanted to just bludgen her to death with something like those pole stands at the bank that hold up the red velvet ropes in the que. I couldn't stand her, but it is a good example of what kind of bullshit people will do if they think there's no hope except for in their god and when they're listening to a wacko.


Loc
Superfan
Loc's picture
Posts: 1130
Joined: 2007-11-06
User is offlineOffline
I saw the movie yesterday

I saw the movie yesterday and remembered this thread about it.(Ya we get our movies awhile after America)

The religion aspect was definetly a prominent part of it. That woman literally makes you sick.I suppose people could easily think they were over-exagerating the religious nut bit, but the scary thing is I've known a few people just that crazy. Even if it isn't it's main purpose, the movie definetly gives a stark reminder on the danger and insanity of fundamentalism. To be honest, I'm surprised there was't some christian uproar over the whole thing, or maybe they know it's true. The christian character had the entire cinema hating her, but as far as I can say she was pretty much just following what the bible says.Wonder what that tells you?

I wouldn't say it's a must see atheist movie, as that realy isn't it's main focus. However, if you have some christian friends you want to rile or challenge to look at their beliefs might be interesting to watch it with them.

Psalm 14:1 "the fool hath said in his heart there is a God"-From a 1763 misprinted edition of the bible

dudeofthemoment wrote:
This is getting redudnant. My patience with the unteachable[atheists] is limited.

Argument from Sadism: Theist presents argument in a wall of text with no punctuation and wrong spelling. Atheist cannot read and is forced to concede.


MattShizzle
Posts: 7966
Joined: 2006-03-31
User is offlineOffline
I'm pretty sure Stephen King

I'm pretty sure Stephen King is an atheist. I rember hearing it and I notice in a lot of his books the very religious people are either the "bad guys" or extremely stupid. They tend to take that out or tone it down in the movies (they usually change his movies so much they barely resemble the books.) Read the story, didn't see the movie.

Matt Shizzle has been banned from the Rational Response Squad website. This event shall provide an atmosphere more conducive to social growth. - Majority of the mod team


DamnDirtyApe
Silver Member
DamnDirtyApe's picture
Posts: 666
Joined: 2008-02-15
User is offlineOffline
King's no atheist.  He's

King's no atheist.  He's very critical of organized religion, but he's got something of a spiritual bent that he doesn't take particularly seriously.   There are just as many supernatural forces for good as for evil in his stories.  He's got some damn fine yarns, though.  If you want a true atheist horror writer, go for old H. bloody P. bloody Love bloody craft.

"The whole conception of God is a conception derived from ancient Oriental despotisms. It is a conception quite unworthy of free men."
--Bertrand Russell


MattShizzle
Posts: 7966
Joined: 2006-03-31
User is offlineOffline
I've read pretty much

I've read pretty much Lovecraft. His stories are often extremely bizarre. Too bad he didn't live longer - imagine what he could have written living into the nuclear age.

Matt Shizzle has been banned from the Rational Response Squad website. This event shall provide an atmosphere more conducive to social growth. - Majority of the mod team


AmericanIdle
Posts: 414
Joined: 2007-03-16
User is offlineOffline
The Ending

** Spoiler **

The ending has prevented me from recommending this to alot of people.

I watched it with a couple of friends and while they cheered the "religion can be destructive" message, they were genuinely disturbed by the last two minutes.

In trying to find meaning here, I concluded several things:

One being, that while humans can survive just fine w/o faith... they tend not to do so well without... hope.  

Anyone else have thoughts on the ending..message, whatever  ?

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
George Orwell


Loc
Superfan
Loc's picture
Posts: 1130
Joined: 2007-11-06
User is offlineOffline
 SPOILERS***Yes,even though

 SPOILERS***

Yes,even though I say the ending coming, it was really bleak. From when he started killing them, I knew they would get rescued shortly after. It was a bitter/ironic way to end it. I think we are so used to the typical hollywood 'happy ending',we don't know what to do when the hero comes off the worst. Still,even though I expected that ending,it was still really depressing.I left the cinema feeling pretty morbid and a little cheated. But no one said life is fair, and maybe it's time movies reflect that.

Psalm 14:1 "the fool hath said in his heart there is a God"-From a 1763 misprinted edition of the bible

dudeofthemoment wrote:
This is getting redudnant. My patience with the unteachable[atheists] is limited.

Argument from Sadism: Theist presents argument in a wall of text with no punctuation and wrong spelling. Atheist cannot read and is forced to concede.


Theia
Theia's picture
Posts: 207
Joined: 2008-04-13
User is offlineOffline
I was looking up Stephen

I was looking up Stephen King's thoughts on religion and this one came up. I always find comments entertaining:

http://www.atheistempire.com/greatminds/quotes.php?author=23

 

"The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs" - Bill Maher


pyrokidd
Superfan
pyrokidd's picture
Posts: 253
Joined: 2007-02-03
User is offlineOffline
yeah. I didn't like the

yeah. I didn't like the ending so much but when that bitch got hers I remember everyone clapped and some (myself included) even laughed a little. Violence sucks and all, but she REALLY deserved it.

"We are the star things harvesting the star energy"
-Carl Sagan


jmm
Theist
jmm's picture
Posts: 837
Joined: 2007-03-03
User is offlineOffline
Medievalguy wrote:*SPOILER*

Medievalguy wrote:

*SPOILER* Don't read past if you haven't seen the movie and don't want it ruined.

 

 

 

 

 

I LOVED it when that guy pumped two rounds into that bitch. I cheered loudly and so did the rest of the theater. The whole time I wanted to just bludgen her to death with something like those pole stands at the bank that hold up the red velvet ropes in the que. I couldn't stand her, but it is a good example of what kind of bullshit people will do if they think there's no hope except for in their god and when they're listening to a wacko.

Yeah, I think everyone who saw that movie worldwide cheered when she got blasted. 

I thought the movie was ok though.  the first 3/4 of it was kind of boring and mediocre, but the last 20 minutes or so what just like, "What the fuck??"  It was entertaining, which can be said of most Stephen King adaptations (1408 was very entertaining as well). 


jmm
Theist
jmm's picture
Posts: 837
Joined: 2007-03-03
User is offlineOffline
DamnDirtyApe wrote:King's no

DamnDirtyApe wrote:

King's no atheist.  He's very critical of organized religion, but he's got something of a spiritual bent that he doesn't take particularly seriously.   There are just as many supernatural forces for good as for evil in his stories.  He's got some damn fine yarns, though.  If you want a true atheist horror writer, go for old H. bloody P. bloody Love bloody craft.

I wouldn't consider Lovecraft to be an atheist writer.  I mean, I'm pretty sure he was an atheist (certainly a nihilist at least), but his Cthulu mythos is anything but atheistic. 

One of the top 2 or 3 horror writers of all time, though?   Without question. 


MattShizzle
Posts: 7966
Joined: 2006-03-31
User is offlineOffline
Just watched that movie on

Just watched that movie on bittorrent. A waste of 2 hours. I loved when that bitch got killed but the ending sucked the cum out of a dead donkey's dick. When a movie has a bad ending it ruins the whole thing for me. The ending of the story was stupid too- but it was one of those "up in the air" endings. In the story he did get to fuck that Amanda Dumfries chick.

Matt Shizzle has been banned from the Rational Response Squad website. This event shall provide an atmosphere more conducive to social growth. - Majority of the mod team


Theia
Theia's picture
Posts: 207
Joined: 2008-04-13
User is offlineOffline
MattShizzle wrote:sucked the

MattShizzle wrote:

sucked the cum out of a dead donkey's dick...

Ok, that was an image I didn't need in my head. I'm sure if I ever watch that movie I'll be reminded of dead male donkeys now.

"The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs" - Bill Maher


todangst
atheistRational VIP!
todangst's picture
Posts: 2843
Joined: 2006-03-10
User is offlineOffline
Loc

Loc wrote:

 SPOILERS***

Yes,even though I say the ending coming, it was really bleak. From when he started killing them, I knew they would get rescued shortly after. It was a bitter/ironic way to end it. I think we are so used to the typical hollywood 'happy ending',we don't know what to do when the hero comes off the worst. Still,even though I expected that ending,it was still really depressing.I left the cinema feeling pretty morbid and a little cheated. But no one said life is fair, and maybe it's time movies reflect that.

 

The very end is predictable, although the events leading up to it were quite different from the short story and not predictable at all.... the only thing that makes no sense is that the decision is made minutes after running out of gas... in the story, they actually go to a gas station and refill - it's pretty much laid out in the story and in the movie that you can be outside for 30 seconds or so.... so why not at least venture outside - try another car, anything rather than simply give up...

 

I do like the "you don't need faith, but don't give up either' moral of the story, but I don't know if that is what the script writer intended... it's more of a "Planet of the Apes" shocker ending, but without any realy point...

 

"Hitler burned people like Anne Frank, for that we call him evil.
"God" burns Anne Frank eternally. For that, theists call him 'good.'


I AM GOD AS YOU
Superfan
Posts: 4793
Joined: 2007-09-29
User is offlineOffline
YEAH  Tod ,  Everybody

YEAH  Tod , 

Everybody Must Get Stoned

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zab6DH_ViD8

    Think abut this , YOU  !         


rambof07
Posts: 3
Joined: 2012-10-26
User is offlineOffline
Its really looking

Its really looking interesting. Even though it is mindless, at least until the provocative ending, The Mist manages to provide some decent old-school shocks. This was a good movie, tense and strong till the end. I am sorry but as a father of two kids the ending was just not appropriate in my eyes. I liked it and want to see once more time.

Rambo Finch


Rich Woods
Rational VIP!
Rich Woods's picture
Posts: 868
Joined: 2008-02-06
User is offlineOffline
Marsha Gay Harden was

Marsha Gay Harden was awesome as the fundamentalist lunatic... although she got off easy with a bullet hahahahaha... I also love the fact that there are a few people from The Walking Dead in that movie.


iwbiek
atheistSuperfan
iwbiek's picture
Posts: 4197
Joined: 2008-03-23
User is offlineOffline
man, everytime someone

man, everytime someone resurrects a thread with IAGAY in it i get a little choked up.

avalokiteshvara--r.i.p., buddy.

"I have never felt comfortable around people who talk about their feelings for Jesus, or any other deity for that matter, because they are usually none too bright. . . . Or maybe 'stupid' is a better way of saying it; but I have never seen much point in getting heavy with either stupid people or Jesus freaks, just as long as they don't bother me. In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone. They will not inherit the earth, but then neither will I. . . . And I have learned to live, as it were, with the idea that I will never find peace and happiness, either. But as long as I know there's a pretty good chance I can get my hands on either one of them every once in a while, I do the best I can between high spots."
--Hunter S. Thompson


Vastet
atheistBloggerSuperfan
Vastet's picture
Posts: 13210
Joined: 2006-12-25
User is offlineOffline
I hear that. I miss that guy.

I hear that. I miss that guy. Sad

Proud Canadian, Enlightened Atheist, Gaming God.