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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 not your average horror movie, and in no way is that disappointing. If you're someone who doesn't care much for horror, I still think you'll enjoy this film. If you're a horror fan, you're in for a real treat.
Intelligent, hilarious, but still downright creepy, The Cabin in the Woods is a must.
The Cabin in the Woods is generic and unique. It's unique by being generic. It's generic by being unique. That doesn't make any sense. Either way, this movie is great. It's hilarious and scary. And the more I think about it, the more brilliant I think it is.
Most reviews say go into this movie totally blind and it will be much better. I'm here to say this movie is super enjoyable even if you know what generally happens. See around the time this movie came out, I wanted to experience some horror movies, but I was too much of a pussy to actually watch them. What I did was look up a bunch of movies on Wikipedia and just…
After watching this movie I do not want to go camping. This movie is really good and I just like how this film is like the huger games just add idiots and drugs and you will get cabin in the woods.
Original. Smart. Weird. Awesome. See it immediately. Don't let anyone tell you what it's about it if you don't know. Just see it.
To truly celebrate the many joys of the horror genre, one must first ridicule it.
This was my favorite film of 2012. The most perfect satirical depiction of a horror film. I have so much fun watching this.
meta meta meta
I can only wonder if the majority of people who watch this expecting a conventional horror movie are turned off or enthralled. All I know is that had that been what I was expecting, I'd definitely fall into the latter camp.
Can do things others wouldn't
That makes it great.
Well, the ending was a bit stupid.
Pretty good, but no so good.
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