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!)