This Tuesday I intended to watch Red Lights but something came up (I got stuck in a parking lot for forty minutes) and I missed the show. I couldn’t see the next one because I had class to catch. So, instead, I went to see The Cabin In The Woods. I had been waiting to see this but I only got to see this today.
Honestly, I don’t know what to say. Not what I expected. You know, when I watched the trailer and saw the poster and read the tagline that says “You think you know the story”, I was curious to hell and since then this became one of those movie I most looked forward to seeing.
The story is… I don’t know. I mean, I get it what Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard wanted to tell in the film. Usual a few young friends go on a trip to some isolated area away from the crowd. Later then they are chased and brutally killed by either some local psychopaths or wild animals (for example, sharks). The characters are familiar as well; one athletic and handsome guy, his slutty girlfriend, her virgin best friend, plus one smart and one stupid friend of theirs. In this movie, they are called The Athlete, The Whore, The Scholar, The Fool, and The Virgin. You know, typical characters of this kind of movie ;)
Except, it’s not like that at all. It’s not a typical “five best friends go on a trip and something goes wrong that they die one by one”. It’s like a game or something. It’s all made that way. And my heart thumped quite a few times during this film, so many unexpected surprises. One of them for example, I was covering my ears when Jules made out with a stuffed wolf because I thought something’s going to come up but then nothing happened. So I went on watching it and just when Dana was talking, in the middle of her sentence a door to a basement opened LOUDLY. I was shocked.
I don’t know what I don’t like about it. Probably the cast. I like Chris Hemsworth but I wished I hadn’t missed Red Lights because I’d rather have seen Cillian Murphy instead (hope to see Red Lights next week). I don’t like the ancient gods stuff either. I find it weird.
Oh. One more thing surprised me. Sigourney Weaver. Didn’t know she was cameo, didn’t see that coming.
Directed by Drew Goddard
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, and Brian White
Written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard
Tagline: You think you know the story
Saw this just now. What a fun thing to see. It’s nice to see a colourful and cute animation film once in a while :) Like the songs too!
Directed by Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
Voices by Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Taylor Swift, and Betty White
Written by Ken Daurio based on Dr. Seuss’ book
UNLESS someone like you care a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
- Dr. Seuss