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The Cabin in the Woods
If you hear a strange sound outside... have sex
Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
Formula. Every film has one. Watch enough films and you learn the formulas, perhaps even subconciously; and it can ruin the film for you. It drains a film of tension, it makes a film predictable. And in no other genre is the formula more apparent than in horror.
The Cabin In The Woods (TCITW)has a formula too. It is no different to any other film in that respect. But while your Texas Chainsaw Massacres and your Excorcists and your Last Houses On The Lefts say 2 + 2 = 4, TCITW says, "Yes, it does equal 4 but did you know that this 2 is actually 0.5 plus 2.5 minus 1 and the second 2 is really a shit ton…
Everyone said it just gets better with repeat viewings and this is where I give all of those people an enthusiastic fanboy high five because it's so, so true. I am almost certain I enjoyed The Cabin in the Woods more last night than when I originally watched it back in 2012.
Others have said that dissecting horror films has been done before and while I'm inclined to agree with that, I'm not sure it has ever been done as well as it has here. In taking the perspective of the "ancient ones" and those trying to please them, you can't help but see the parallels to genre fans. We know all about the tropes in horror films; the athlete,…
This film tries to put its tongue in its cheek so hard it has left a big, gaping hole that should have been filled by a great film.
Let me start off by saying that I actually like Whedon's work. Most of the stuff he's done is quite enjoyable. Here, however, he is at his worst. Every single twist, turn and reveal felt like him screaming at me: 'Hah! Look at how clever I am! I am reinventing the entire genre!'
The problem with Whedon's script is that he has actually written two films. One a rather funny, sometimes hilarious comedy. Two, a boring and generic horror film. Somewhere in between lies the idea of a great film, which is…
This is nothing more than your everyday run-of-the-mill horror film. There's a cabin. It's in the woods. It might be haunted. A group of friends may be attacked and killed, but good eventually triumphs over evil. Nothing more than that, and it's done very effectively.... IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED THIS MOVIE, STOP HERE.
This whole thing works to maximum effect if you go into this film expecting your average slasher. But once this starts off as two guys in an office having your average boring work discussion, unnaturally followed by THE CABIN IN THE WOODS screaming across the screen, you know you're in for something a little different than usual. Five friends are stereotypically introduced - innocent Dana (Kristen Connolly),…
Monsters, boobies and Thor.
Fun for all ages!
Apparently there was comedy in this. It must of missed me.
An annoying movie that falls weak in concept and execution. Not scary at all. Acting was not good either.
WARNING! Expect a lot of people to say this movie was "Awesome!"
Director Drew Goddard and producer Joss Whedon's love letter to the horror genre shines.
Horror comedy at it's best!
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