Great film. I'm sure there will be people crying of plot holes and questions about what happened to so and so and blah blah blah. But these are will be the idiots who are too stupid to understand a character driven film. I had never read the short story before watching but knowing a little about Stephen Kings work I understood that the story would be more about the characters and their interaction rather than the mist and monsters themselves. This worked out perfect, gave the view a great understanding of the factions as they developed. The ending was amazing, not what I expected and only further emphasized the importance of the characters over the monsters.