Originally Posted by Ormy
Perhaps I should've been clearer, I know the levels are nowhere near but after turning the sub-level up a few dBs for the The Mist I felt the quality and cinematic use of the LFE rivalled WoTW. My system only gets down to 16-18Hz realistically so there might be a whole load of content in WoTW I'm completely missing.
As a film, I think its much better than WoTW, honestly I only watch WoTW for the bass, its not a great film to actually watch, but The Mist is an excellent film regardless of bass, despite the poor quality CG effects compared to WoTW. Especially the ending, very few film makers have the balls for such a hard hitting and dark ending but I found it almost 'refreshing' because of how unexpected it was whereas most modern films are pretty predictable and would never dare to not have a happy ending.
Quite a few of King's novels and stories have been adapted to film and nearly all are excellent, some are among IMDBs top films. Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile, Lawnmower Man, The Running Man, Maximum Overdrive and The Shining to name just a few.
I can certainly respect a non-Hollywood ending -- recently myself advocated for just that with JURASSIC WORLD -- would have soared in my estimation were it to have conducted all the major cast players to a gruesome, prolonged, horrific, bloody death.
Unfortunately, could not sustain myself through more than 40 minutes of the MIST rewatch, as I own it on blu. Not the best version, perhaps this is so, but assume one of the big LFE moments might have been the early-on earthquake? Not too thrilling, for me, but beyond that, since you expand upon film virtues, I was really put off by the inexplicably weak, ineffectual explanation of what Jane heard banging against the dock draw-access in the rear warehouse of the store.
So incredibly vague, non-descript and noncommital, that that was what served as the apparent spark for conflict and mockery amongst those he was explaining this to. All of that business exhibited such mediocre dialog and character development -- well, the goings on really fall apart when the arc depends upon foundation such as that.
Compared to WOTW? -- just my opinion, Cruise, the entire cast and set-up and dialog make that one more believable by orders of magnitude, although I concede it might have been really tasty if his daring teenage son got cut down immediately upon volunteering for service on that hillside -- but what are you going to do?
Incidentally, will reaffirm my suggestion for little-heralded bass flick 3 DAYS TO KILL -- check it out....THE MIST? --- HMMM, not sure myself why that was put forth, but to each his own...