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…
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.
I went in knowing virtually nothing about this film. I don't even think I saw a trailer for it. If I did, I probably shrugged it off as some generic horror flick. All I knew was that it was written by Joss Whedon and it had been delayed ever since 2010. I expected nothing but hopefully fun generic horror flick. What I got was something far from generic. I think this might be the ultimate horror film.
It's hard to review this film because this is one of those films that you must go in completely cold on. Seriously, know nothing going in. No trailers, hell no reviews. I'll just try to sum this film up...it's excellent. This film successfully…
On release The Cabin in the Woods really had mixed reviews and I tried my hardest not to read any of them, all I knew is that a lot of people 5 star loved it and a lot of people really really didn't, and I saw plenty of poor scores. I knew I just had to see this film. A day after my first and second viewing I found it very difficult to find anything wrong with it at all, and i still feel the same after numerous watches. From the very opening scene as the big bold red letters THE CABIN IN THE WOODS hit the screen I knew, from that very moment, I would love this film. Not…
Ha habido como mucho entusiasmo con esta película porque: LO META. Que todo tu retruécano narrativo se base en un bujero de guión (RAE cómeme la polla) o que el diseño de sonido sea totalmente defectuoso pues ya da un poco igual porque: LO META. Si es que están los chavales deseándolo, tú en tu película (novela/videojuego/tebeo/videoinstalación) metes LO META y ahi están, los chavales, escribiéndote ladrillacos laudatorios rellenitos de esdrújulas entusiastas, turgentes anglicismos, rollizas menciones a homenajes y autores ígnotos tipo Andrew Stankeievski (no lo googlees, que me lo he inventado, so pinpín), encendidas defensas de El Género (?) y demás astracanadas que tratan de justificar lo injustificable: que a Sitges no vas a ver pelis de zombis, vas a que te coman el papichulo entre los matorrales.
PS: El momento de la golfa metiéndole filete a lo guarro al lobo disecado; por ahí sí.
Cabin in the Woods is a superb film, horror for those who are a little tired of horror and incredibly clever in all the right ways. Try to avoid trailers and reviews if possible.
lol @ merman
Never funny, never scary, and an example of astoundingly weak, ineffective satire, Cabin in the Woods feels like it was made by two snarky assholes who hadn't actually watched a horror film in ages. And that shouldn't be surprising, since Goddard admitted that he and Whedon hadn't... in ten years. Oh, and he also said that they didn't bother to re-watch any of these films, 'cause why the fuck would you when your subject for satire is horror, right? Such a stupid genre, am I right? No wonder the film has such a lack of respect for the genre and its audience.
The problems are legion. For a film that promises structural and symbolic ingenuity from the get-go, Cabin in…
Divertida, retorcida y autoconsciente, verdadero festival para el espectador aficionado al género de terror.
I forgot how bad this movie is at foreshadowing.
Full review to come with my fourth rewatch Saturday.