Movie of the Week: The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabin in the Woods is a hard movie to review.  It’s hard to praise this film without giving away it’s concept. It’s better not knowing anything about the twist.  Don’t worry, this isn’t an M. Night Shyamalan twist.  From the opening moments of the movie, you know you are in for something different.

On the surface, this is a basic “kids go into the woods” horror flick. One thing I do think it’s okay to know is that it isn’t.  If you are going into this film hoping for a horror movie and just a horror movie, you might be disappointed.  But if you are open to a humorous and slightly witty subversion of the genre, you are in for a treat.

The performances are okay (although Fran Kranz as the stoner Marty got annoying really quick) but the standouts were Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford (I can’t say anything about their roles).  Their chemistry is the best thing about this movie.  You’ll be rooting for them despite what that actually means in the context of what’s happening in this film.

Wikipedia: Francis Elliott “Fran” Kranz is an American actor.

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2 thoughts on “Movie of the Week: The Cabin in the Woods

  1. Shawn really liked, but I didn’t. The one thing I couldn’t forgive was the stupid purge button. Like that was just there, in the main security office, easy to access? Shawn said that was needed for plot development, but it was just so annoying and irritated me for the rest of the movie.

  2. I could definitely see someone not liking it.

    In defense of the system purge button, I’m sure that if it’s pushed, they are more prepared for it.

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