Monday, April 14, 2014

The Fog (2005)

Number Rolled: 26
Movie Name/Year: The Fog (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Length: 99 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Director: Rupert Wainwright
Writer: Cooper Layne, John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Actors: Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, Selma Blair, DeRay Davis, Kenneth Welsh, Adrian Hough, Sara Botsford, Cole Heppell, Mary Black, Jonathon Young, R. Nelson Brown, Christian Bocher, Douglas Arthurs, Yves Cameron, Charles Andre, Rade Serbedzija, Matthew Currie Holmes, Sonja Bennett, Meghan Heffern, Alex Bruhanski

A small town is planning a celebration of their 100 year anniversary. As the politicians worry about the authenticity of a statue, inhabitants are dealing with a much different issue. Items are washing up on shore. If that wasn’t bad enough, Nick Castle and his girlfriend, Elizabeth Williams, find themselves having to deal with a lost boat and some kind of conspiracy.

At first thought the movie wasn’t terrible. Oh, it made me think I’d rather be watching paint dry, but I was absolutely certain that the ending would tie it all together. I had every hope that when the movie was done I would have at least seen a spectacular finale. I was wrong. It was bad. There was no suspense, there were no real scares and there were plot holes so big that Jupiter was jealous. I can’t give away the plot holes without spoiling the entire movie but, trust me, they were BAD.

I’m having some trouble accepting that this was a remake of a John Carpenter movie from the 80’s. I’ve never seen his version, but I sincerely hope that Wainwright and Layne just completely altered everything and screwed the pooch. I want to believe the man behind Escape from New York/LA was not responsible for what I just had to endure.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 4%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 19%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 2.8/5
Trust-the-Dice Score1/5

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