Posted tagged ‘the mist’

A bad twist on talkies

December 5, 2007

I’ve recently seen a few movies that were expectedly good (No Country For Old Men, Gone Baby Gone) and surprisingly good (The Mist). The commonality between the two were awful crowds. As my viewing mate Replicant will attest to, the teens that packed The Mist were pretty bad. Their constant talking & texting made me hate them & their parents for their lack of raising good kids as all kids, especially teens, religiously follow their parental directions for good manners, right?

The Boomers in No Country For Old Men held their own with their need to constantly update their spouse (in an obliviously loud whisper) about “their” prediction for the movie & their cries of “That’s it?!? I don’t get it!” at the end of the movie. Apparently, some mild form of glaucoma or dementia or a mix of the two disabled them from connecting the movie’s title, No Country For Old Men, to the wistful laments of Tommy Lee Jones & Barry Corbin throughout the movie, two actors who ain’t quite spring chickens.

I know. It’s tough when you’re trying to show off for your spouse of 40+ years with your film prediction prowess AND simultaneously follow the plot. Did you expect a treat for being right? “Very good, sweetie! I know someone who’s getting an extra bowl of Colon Blow for breakfast.” Maybe if you’d shut the eff up & focus on the film, silently keeping score to yourself, you might have been able to follow what was an otherwise straightforward plot.

…And I really hope Josh Brolin can leverage his success from Gone Baby Gone to bring Goonies 2 to the big screen.