Thursday, 27 September 2012

The Cabin In The Woods: Fun And Games

You know … 

It HAS been a while since I’ve sat down and watched a movie, it really has.

But I also have to admit, I have managed to catch one, just last night.

The recent DVD release, that is The Cabin In The Woods.   And I’m thinking … well … 

All sorts of things … 

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The Cabin In The Woods sees five teenage friends — Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz and Jesse Williams as Dana, Curt, Jules, Marty and  Holden, respectively — all deciding to camp out in a small rural — deeply rural — cabin of the film’s title.

Little knowing, as they end up having to explore the inevitable cellar, that they’s being watched by some all too human intelligences intent on sacrificing them to some seriously nasty pieces of work.

And what’s more … ?

In all sorts of entertaining ways … 

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Now … ?

Was The Cabin In The Woods any good, I here you ask … ?

I’d’ve said so.

OK, granted, it’s not exactly a stunning original piece of work: the basic premise is a twist on The Evil Dead.

But there’s enough gore, snappyish dialogue and trainspottery references* to other films to keep most of us occupied for hours.

It’s certainly no heavy weight.   But does offer an interesting twist on the idea that we’re being watched  by an evil conspiracy.

Let me know what you think, if you do see it.
The Cabin In The Woods   
★★☆☆









*        I spotted ones to The Strangers, Hellraiser, Jaws, The Evil Dead, practically everything George A Romero ever made, AND Orphan

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