The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

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A generic description and little commercial advertising made The Cabin in the Woods as enjoyable as it was.  Half the fun was trying to figure out what exactly was going on throughout the whole thing, although I had a pretty good guess since fairly early on.  But it was still exciting to watch and wait for the writers to reveal to you what is really happening.  Joss Whedon does it again for me, and leads his movie viewers around a maze of horrors and mysteries by the nose.

The Cabin in the Woods can be easily spoiled if someone tells you about it, much like movies such as The Sixth Sense or Saw.  Therefore, all I can say is at times the movie does indeed look like exactly what you expect, but at other times The Cabin in the Woods really surprises you, either with campy jokes that you can’t help but laugh at or unrealistic amounts of blood and gore.

The Cabin in the Woods is really really enjoyable to watch the first time around, but I doubt it really has much replay value once you’ve seen it.  Also, one should just try to enjoy the movie, and the humor, and not dwell too much on the “hows”, “whys”, and potential plot holes.

Rubber (2010)


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