Sometimes it is hard to not think about something…

Two days ago I have written a little bit about the film adaptation of Stephen Kings short novella THE MIST. Yet I simply couldn’t get the ending of this movie out of my head.

The reason is not its drastic or shocking nature. In fact, as I witnessed the chain of events I was happy that finally someone found the guts to pull off something like that. Yet, during the time afterwards, I became more and more skeptical for the feeling that this ending didn’t fit completely.

The first one to blame for this problem would normally be Stephen King himself, but this time it isn’t his fault as the ending was created for this movie alone. And the difference couldn’t be

I have never read a novel by Stephen King. I was more a Dean Koontz guy. Why? I think one of the reasons is the fact that I have watched too many film adaptions of his works to be interested in the originals. Perhaps – and I hope – I am not the only one with this kind of feeling.

This week I have nevertheless watched the adaption of his 1980 short story THE MIST in a sneak preview.

Poster of the movie adaption of Stephen King’s THE MIST

Well, after watching it I have to say that with THE MIST I again feel the same as with most of “his” films: nice moments, great concept but negligent execution. I don’t know if this problem is also predominant