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The Cabin in the Woods (DVD)
Member Name: bhayanid
The Cabin in the Woods (DVD)
Advantages: Different concept
Disadvantages: Tries to be too clever for its own good
Ok so I finally got to watch this movie yesterday and it is a little like Marmite where people either love it or hate it. I have to be careful in this review not to put any spoilers, but there may be slight spoilers here so be warned when continuing to read.
The True(not) story of a group of friends that go to a mysterious cabin in the middle of nowhere that is not all what it seems....
Kristen Connolly - Dana
Chris Hemsworth - Curt
Anna Hutchison - Jules
Fran Kranz - Marty
Jesse Williams - Holden
Well if anyone has seen a typical american horror film they pretty much know how it goes, especially in one like this where the group of teens/young adults go off to a secluded area. One by one they get picked off. This movie is like that except its laughing at these movies by having these moments but making them very obvious and it was clearly what the director Joss Whedon was trying to achieve. They are all there, with the happy faces at the begining, through to the random redkneck warning them of the dangers to come and directing them on the way, through the little scares in the cabin before they start getting picked off. It is quite amusing and a lot of comedic moments are added.
However I still think although its cool what Whedon done here, ultimately it was just boring as we knew for the first 75% of the movie what was going to happen, then the movie goes all crazy and there is well what some people might call a twist. I have to be careful here not to ruin anything, but lets just say that you won't be able to guess it. Does this make it good, well yes and no. I guess it is something new but at the same time just ultra unrealistic. There are plenty of people that will ignore the unrealism and be like hey its just a movie, however I am not one of them.
In terms of the acting it was pretty standard. No one in particular stands out but there was not much bad acting apart from the on purpose bad acting horror movie that Joss Whedon put in. It was a well made and well directed movie so I give it some credit for this and it is worth a watch.
Overall I would give this three stars but I can see how some people may give it 1 star and others may give it 5. However to those that give it 5 stars I ask is it really a 5 star movie. A movie that is exceptional on all accounts. A kid could have wrote that plot. For me 5 star movies are the best movies of all time and very few movies deserve that rating, this most definetily in my opinion does not.
Summary: A cool horror/comedy flick