Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Directed by Drew Goddard

Written by Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard

Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Brian White, Amy Acker and Sigourney Weaver

This movie came out earlier this year and I never knew it. People were saying that it was a good movie. I have said earlier this year in Avengers review that Joss Whedon was God. Well, I might need to change religions.

Just like any other horror movie you have to have the classic troupes; you have the slut Jules (Hutchison), the meathead Curt (Hemsworth), the brain Holden (Williams), the pothead Marty (Kranz) and the virgin Dana (Connolly). They have to go to an isolated place, which happens to be a cabin that Curt's cousin bought. It happens to be in the middle of woods. What makes this movie different, big brother. That's right. The young people actions are being watched by Sitterson (Jenkins), Hadley (Whitford), Truman (White) and Lin (Acker) from their control room.

Even though, I said that the I don't see a lot of horror movie, but I have seen enough to know when a movie is trying to be different. Throughout the movie, I kept thinking is this movie trying to be like Hostel. No, maybe The Truman Show? Edtv? Battle Royale? That is what running through my mind when I see this flick. I'm trying to get into it, but I feel like it was going to be have an unsatisfying ending. To me, I think it has.

There is also a mystery aspect to the film that I knew what it was when the first kill happened. Something is really bothering me with the motivations of the kids going to cabin. Those people who have seen the movie wouldn't Curt question his cousin about how they come to acquire the cabin.

I feel very mixed with this movie. There were some smart things the character did to not be the typical horror movie clichés, but it becomes stilted with the ludicrous premise. I expected some much out of this film.

My Rating


  1. The movie is a satire not just on slasher horror movies, but also on gothic, sci-fi,monster, asian. Infact every single horror trope is referenced in this one. You may be right about the kids going to the cabin being bothersome. I'd haft to watch it again.

  2. I totally get that the movie is poking fun at horror movies. When Scream did it, it was very good. There were some good things that I thought should have been executed better.