I finally saw this last night in a very empty theater. Can't really complain about that. No friggin' brats or cells to hinder my viewing experience. This is a very enjoyable adaptation and the only minus was the shoddy CGI. (Big shock!) The partially seen crab(?) creature in the parking lot was kinda cool. King is a genius for setting this "apocalyptic" story in a very familiar place- the grocery store. The story was a strange blend of 50's monster movies and Serling's Twilight Zone. Remember that one episode with the neighbors turning on each other because of fear? We can be the real monsters. I had no gripes with Darabont's downbeat ending. Never cared for King's open ending. So, this one felt right.