Me and My Nine Iron

April 13, 2012

The Cabin in the Woods review

Filed under: Movie reviews — BJ @ 8:43 pm
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Seen at a pre-release screening in Los Angeles:

It’s been a long time coming for this horror movie, as MGM battled bankruptcy in 2010. I almost passed on this movie, dismissing it as a cheesy slasher film with an unknown cast but thought twice about it after seeing its high IMDb rating pre-release. One of the taglines for this movie is “You think you know the story,” and while that seems like marketing fodder, it couldn’t be more true.

It’s really hard to discuss this movie–yes, the entire premise is a twist–except to say it’s nothing you’d possibly expect. Stop watching the previews, as some of them give away the secrets of the movie, and I will offer you this. A lot of comedy involved, hardly any horror, but enough frights and a mind-blowing twist to make this an absolutely enjoyable movie.

Some good eye candy, headlined by Kristen Connolly, and Richard Jenkins (Step Brothers) has a hilarious role. Co-written and co-produced by Joss Whedon, who wrote and directed The Avengers.

There’s talk of this movie challenging The Hunger Games at the box office this weekend, and while I don’t see that happening, I would recommend this movie to watch over THG.

The Cabin in the Woods opens in theaters today.

Rating: 5 stars out of 5

IMDb rating: 7.7
What it should be: 7.7

Recommend

BJ

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2 Comments »

  1. […] better than an inane summer blockbuster. He’s really making a splash in features this year; The Cabin in the Woods was amazing, and I’m intrigued by In Your Eyes, which is supposed to come out this year as […]

    Pingback by The Avengers review « Me and My Nine Iron — May 14, 2012 @ 8:50 pm | Reply

  2. I haven’t had this much fun during a movie in a while.

    Comment by Chris Le — April 14, 2012 @ 10:23 pm | Reply


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