REVIEW: THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
SYNOPSIS: Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.
REVIEW: Who knew?? Who knew that a contemporary twist on the old “slasher-type” genre could make you laugh (until your sides hurt), while having you on the edge of your seats, all on a roller-coaster of breath-taking scenes? Well, I think Director Drew Goddard pulled it off with his collaboration on writing the script with Joss Whedon. It is quite easy to dismiss this movie as being just another “slasher-flick” from the eighties genre, based on the trailer and the name-sake. However, it is far from anything one might think they know about this movie. The audience is taken on a wild ride that is very difficult to articulate in writing without giving away too much of the movie, hence, my one-liner would be to say, “Whatever you think you know about this movie, in all likelihood, you would be wrong”.
The dialog was quite witty and the acting was superb. The casting was on point and allowed for the audience to connect with each of the main characters. Chris Hemsworth of Thor, Anna Hutchison, Kristen Connolly and Jesse Williams brought a fresh perspective on the typical youthful, sexually charged, uninhibited weekend secluded in a wooded cabin. Portraying his ‘stoner dude’ brilliance, Fran Franz backed up the plot and took the humor of the gory, blood-soaked flick, to another level allowing the horror of the action to be accentuated with comic relief, literally. The twists and turns of the movie seemingly came together perfectly and allowed for the audience to arrive at very unpredictable destinations outside of any preconceived expectations.
Overall, The Cabin in the Woods is a ninety-five minute thrill-ride that will have you laughing and emotionally distressed, at the same time. It is genius, it is sexy, and it will surprise audiences to the very end. Consequently, this flick deserves four bright shining stars.
By Movie-Man Stan
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