Monday, April 8, 2013

A to Z Blogging Challenge: Cabin in the Woods

"Cabin in the Woods" isn't my favorite movie ever, but I adore it because (like "Devil's Carnival"), it's unlike any movie I've ever seen before. I should also preface this review by saying that I'm not the biggest fan of the horror genre, although I will watch anything Joss Whedon creates (and anything Chris Hemsworth is in). I watched this movie mainly because of those reasons, and also because when I went to Philly Comic Con last year, Hemsworth mentioned the movie including a unicorn and I'm kind of into unicorns.

If you go into this movie with the right expectations, you'll probably enjoy it. It's a cheesy, well-thought out horror movie. 

Each character in the movie represents an archetype of someone you might find at college. This group of friends (including a jock and a stoner) head up to - you guessed it - a cabin in the woods for a weekend. Mayhem ensues.

Cons: The preview for the entire movie is a bit deceptive, but on the other hand, it's kind of hard to show a more descriptive preview without giving away too much of the plot (I'm sure this review is suffering for the same reason.) As a result, the preview really messed with my expectations. And while I love cheesy stuff, it was just a bit much for me - at one point, one of the female characters makes out with a stuffed wolf head. It's kind of gross and I think it's meant to be, but it's still...ew.

Pros: Any Chris Hemsworth fan will like this movie. He has a really nice uh, scene with his character's girlfriend. Also, there is a scene in which he's shirtless. And to prove I'm not entirely shallow, I adore this man's acting talent, and this movie shows him as strong and vulnerable at various junctures. He's a pro at playing a tough guy who gets manipulated (see "The Avengers"), and it works well in this movie.

Best part of the movie? ATTACK UNICORN.

I'd also recommend this to any "Buffy" fans.

Without providing a spoiler about the film's ending, it did remind me of some of my other favorite TV shows and movies, such as "Buffy: the Vampire Slayer," "The Village," and "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom."

1 comment:

  1. I watched this the other day, and I was really enjoying it until the ending (I won't give it away). But it was good, as I didn't expect what happened.

    PS. don't forget to turn off word verification :)