Excerpt: The Cabin in the Words is the ultimate meta monster movie. It lovingly explains exactly why all those countless teenagers in all those terrible creature features movies had to die, and does so in amusing -- yet horrifying -- fashion.
Excerpt: A handful of late 20- to 30-something “teenagers” led by Thor (Chris Hemsworth, in a high school varsity jacket while allegedly going to college) go to a clone of the Evil Dead cabin and, of course, are served up to untold horrors. While that’s the classic setup, this is a corkscrew of a plot that jerks with your expectations every time you think you’ve got it figured out.
Excerpt: The first hour of Cabin in the Woods isn’t that interesting. In many ways, Joss Whedon’s script and the pacing seems to be pulling the audience from the crux of the story with confusion. The opening shot has two office workers, played by Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford, casually discussing their daily lives. The intersection comes from a group of five teenagers who run through the motions of a slasher flick. The teen story is generic.
Conclusion: Cabin in the Woods has more than enough cleverness to stand out and be celebrated. What on the surface looks like an ordinary horror movie winds up being much more than that while entertaining on multiple levels.
Excerpt: If you’re going to watch The Cabin in the Woods , it’s best to know as little as possible about it beforehand. I know that’s antithetical to the way we’re supposed to approach movies these days. How can you even claim to be interested in a movie unless you obsessively search out script reviews, casting reports, production blogs, teasers, trailers, international trailers, exclusive scenes and images before it’s released? But trust me on this one.
Summary: Blu-Ray Review: Lionsgate release Goddard and Whedon's slice of frenzied forest horror on a high quality Blu-ray presentation, and though the film polarised some areas of the viewing community, there's still plenty to enjoy for serious horror fans and otherwise.
Excerpt: "We are not who we are." The Film Every now and then a film comes along that is damned near impossible to talk about without giving too much away. Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon's Cabin the Woods is one of those films. If you somehow missed Cabin 's theatrical trailer, which tips the filmmakers' hand way more than it should, don't watch it now. And don't go searching for spoiler-laden reviews either. Trust me on this. And trust in Joss.