The quintessential Hollywood product, this action packed comedy features a trio of powerful women being gorgeous, having fun and kicking ass. Though it exploits Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu as sex symbols, dressed in either tight leather or cleavage-exposing tops (occasionally both), the film remains safe and fails to offend. In truth, these three are confident, truly beautiful women; why shouldn’t they be allowed to present this presence on screen?
Great chemistry between the female detectives is apparent…
With all the typical characters - jock, cheerleader, nice guy, nerdy girl and stoner - vacating in a remote Cabin in the Woods as the focal point of the narrative, it would be easy to condemn The Cabin in the Woods as a clichéd rip-off of The Evil Dead. However, its genius creators slowly reveal a meta-narrative full of incredible twists and confusing turns.
The confusion is by no means in terms of poor writing, quite the opposite. The innovative…
Whilst humour is present throughout the film in it's dry Norwegian style, this dark fairy tale really carries itself with some superb tension.
The excellent performances from the unknown stars are vital, alongside incredible visual effects, to ensure a natural and overwhelmingly real atmosphere for this fantastically unique piece of independent filmmaking.
Picture this; it’s the start of the 20th Century, 1902 to be precise. The first of the two world wars was over a decade away; Hitler was a mere three years old, little known football club Real Madrid had just been founded and in France, Georges Méliès had just written, directed and starred in the first science-fiction film, La Voyage Dans La Lune or A trip to the Moon.
The black and white, silent, science fiction film, follows six astronomers…