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.
Martin Scorsese's impressive, yet unusual paranoia-filled comedy follows the absurd journey of Paul Hackett, (Griffin Dunne) whom attempts to make his way home after spontaneously meeting a girl in SoHo.
Stepping away from the crime/thriller genre that has earned the renowned director so much acclaim, Scorsese perfectly encapsulates the feel of a nightmarish lucid dream without forcing special effect laden surreal visions upon the audience. Instead the natural exhibition of the narrative makes the darkly humorous adventure all the more harrowing.