April 18, 2012

Haiku Revieu: The Cabin in the Woods


The Cabin in the Woods (****1/2)

Not what you'd expect
Joss Whedon does it again
Lots of laughs and blood


POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT, but I'm going to be brief, because I definitely don't want to ruin anything for those of you who are going to see it. And by "those of you," I do mean all of you.

First off: I'm not a huge fan of the slasher genre. I prefer my blood and guts to come from fists and heavy artillery rather than stab wounds and things that go bump in the night. However, knowing that this is a part-Joss Whedon movie, and getting hints from the trailer that this wouldn't be a typical slasher film, I made Colt go with me over the weekend.

From the very start of the movie, you'll find that things aren't what they seem. Five friends head out on a camping trip. There are drugs, booze, stereotypes and, yes, boobs. Things happen ...

And that's really all I can say without giving too much away! But I strongly urge you to go see this movie if you're a fan of slasher flicks, Joss Whedon (particularly the Halloween Buffy episodes) and/or movies that exceed and upset expectation.

(If you've seen the movie and want to discuss, find me on Twitter!)

4 comments:

  1. I'm gonna go see it, thanks to your review.
    My fiance and I LOOOOVE Buffy. And Joss Whedon.

    We even went to a reading of one of the shows. Ha. ;)

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    1. Definitely see it. It's so, so good.

      And that sounds awesome!

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  2. The problem with this movie is that it is really cool, but to explain how cool it is would totally give it away. Loved it. I want to see it again after this semester ends.

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    1. I know! I struggled with what to write, if anything, because you're kind of thrown into it from the get-go, so I couldn't even talk about the beginning. ;)

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