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The Cabin in the Woods (2012) Movie Reviews

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12/27/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Cabin In The Woods" by Yojimbo

FIve college kids go to a remote cabin to party but find themselves the rats in a maze constructed by a mysterious group intent on their gruesome demises. The Cabin In The Woods is very much in Joss Whedon's familiar territory of ironic pastiche, featuring the usual gang of jocks, hotties and the gratuitous wise-cracking nerd going into the woods that hillbillies forgot to get murdered in various stereotypical ways. The big difference is in the way that the perpetrators are not the rent-a-zombies, but a kind of "Evil Incorporated" who are just a bunch of white collar, clock-punching schmos. The scenes below ground are by far the best with Bradley Whitford commenting on the proceedings like a kind of parody of Mystery Theatre 3000 as they crack wise while admiring their handiwork. I suspec...

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10/04/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Unpredictable....Originality at it's best!

If this flick is anything it's unpredictable and that's a good thing cause originality these days in ole Hollyweird is extremly rare! I had no idea whatsoever that the events that i was about to see were gonna take place. I love horror films and have seen quite a few strictly for the gore factor (Yes im sorta crazy that way i guess?) have seen some that have actually scared the bejesus out of me (Paranormal Activity is one of them) and last but not least hardly any that shocked me, unpredictability wise as this one had. 5 colleg buds head up to one of their cousin's cabin in the woods. Sure...I know same ol same ol eh? Low and behold we then see a group of what look to be scientists in a lab who seem to be controlling what comes up against the 5 pals whilst up there. They also seem ...

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3/4 

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05/28/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Cabin in the Woods review

Fascinating how many people enjoyed this particular movie. This has the potential to be a cult classic in its own right. Dana (Kristen Connolly), Curt (Chris Hemsworth), Jules (Anna Hutchison), Marty (Fran Kranz), and Holden (Jesse Williams) go on a vacation in a cabin. On the downside, Some of the characters were irritating and plain boring. This reviewer felt the direction was going in different places. Humor was not that effective though the effects and gore were very believable. Performances were descent but the only thing interesting was the near conclusion, which really deviated to the plot's beginning. Call it a twist or suprise factor for audiences, it was still uneven. Cabin in the Woods is a horror flick mixed with fantasy and some disappointing deaths.

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2.5/4 

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05/19/2012 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

A breath of fresh air

A horror film that is clever and original is something that you seldom see in this day and age. The genre is overflowing with films that have paper-thin plots that are buried with gore, nudity and cheap scares as a way to cover up the shortcomings. With the vast majority of these films being panned by critics and moviegoers alike, it is about time that a film came around that turns today’s horror formula on its head. Thankfully, along comes The Cabin in the Woods; a horror film that makes fun of many of the horror genre cliché’s and treats us with a story that is fun and engaging. Finally, a modern horror film with a freakin' script!

The film takes place - you guessed it - in a cabin in the woods. 5 college students go there for a vacation, and bad things happen. While this appears to ...

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3.5/4 

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04/28/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Don't go down those stairs!

The setup is all too familiar--a bunch of good looking college kids journey to an isolated cabin in the woods for a weekend of booze, sex and partying and are subsequently put through hell. They are the familiar stereotypes - an oversexed gorgeous jock (Chris Hemsworth), his sex-starved girlfriend who just dyed her hair blonde (Anna Hutchison), the intellectual (Jesse Williams); a paranoid stoner with the retractable bong (Fran Kranz) and a sweet girl almost a virgin (Kristen Connolly). But what's different is that the group is actually being watched the whole time. They're not being watched by some serial killer in the woods or anything like that, but rather via surveillance cameras by an entire company including two mysterious men in white lab coats (Bradley Whitford and Richard Jenkins...

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2.5/4 

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04/15/2012 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Don't Go in the Cellar, Just Sayin'

First off - it's just about impossible to write a full review for this film without giving away some spoilers - so, I will be as discreet as I can, but if you want your experience to be unblemished, don't feel you have to read this whole thing. Just know that I highly endorse this film - a clever mix of horror, comedy and even a bit of sci-fi - it's inventive and is probably one of my favorite horror films that has come out in the last few years.

The movie has a great time with juxtaposition - it opens with a couple office drones going about the daily grind, getting ready for something big (and, apparently, have a beef with the Japanese). Cut away, and we meet our group of fodder, I mean teens and we have the standard lineup: Jock, Stoner, Hot Blonde, Brain and Wallflower/Not-Quite-Vir...

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3.5/4 

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04/14/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Clever, original, scary, and A LOT of fun.

The Cabin in the Woods was written by Joss Whedon (Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the upcoming The Avengers) and Drew Goddard and directed by Drew Goddard, as well. This film is one of the most inventive, funny, clever, and original horror movies I've ever seen. There's a little bit of Scream formula in this, in which Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard basically play around with the genre and poke fun at the cliches, but with this film they take it to the absolute extreme. There's so many clever twists and turns that by the end you do not know what else can POSSIBLY come. And believe me, you will not see it this one coming. All of these elements work very well with the whole concept and only makes the film more enjoyable. It's just great fun.

Surprisingly good performances from the...

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3.5/4 

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