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Cabin In The Woods

The Cabin in the Woods may not be what it seems.

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Cabin In the Woods: You won't beleaf what happens next!
Bet you're pretty pumped you got out of reviewing Stoogies eh Bob?

Get off the fence and tell us what you really think, already. :)

might go see it after that review fist i gotta find my utilikilt tho :)

Okay, I'm definitely going to see this.

All you need to know: Written by Joss Whedon

My guess from the trailers was that it's gonna break the fourth wall or something and 'turns out, it was you'. Or something like that.

Also yea, how exactly did Chriss look so much younger in this, that's the first thing I thought when you were showing clips, he looks about 5-10 years younger than he did in Thor.

meh, in all honesty I can't stand Whedon as a writer. Not because he's incompetent, but because he lacks professionalism and has a bad history of pointing fingers at everyone ELSE whenever something he was involved in goes wrong. It strikes of a man who has a thin skin and is severely insecure about his own abilities.

Caught the midnight showing of this last night.

Absolutely loved it and went in completely blind, save for the first trailer.

Was upset when the rest of the theater thought that the ending was bad, because I don't think that you could have ended the movie any other way without veering from the commentary that the movie is giving right from the start.

Excellent film. Will see again.

I...I don't remember ANY of that stuff from the Matrix. Either I wasn't paying as much attention as you or you took some GREAT shrooms.

Aiddon:
meh, in all honesty I can't stand Whedon as a writer. Not because he's incompetent, but because he lacks professionalism and has a bad history of pointing fingers at everyone ELSE whenever something he was involved in goes wrong. It strikes of a man who has a thin skin and is severely insecure about his own abilities.

I completely dislike Whedon too, everything he's done seems so... samey. And I just hate the way he write characters, I'm half expecting the ditsy bimbo's in this are going to end up doing some kungcrap halfway through the film, beating the shit out of monsters with badly choreographed fight-scenes with quipy repertoire interwoven between their breathing.

But I'm still going to see this, it may be the first thing he's done that I genuinely like. If he can hold off on his fetish that is.

I'm sorry Bob, but I don't trust you since Sucker Punch... ;) just kidding, been looking forward to this for a while but I'll have to wait a bit longer here in Sweden. OTOH we'll get Avengers on the 27th here so I'll get my Whedon-dose this month anyyway.
Glad to see "Thofer" from Dollhouse again, I love that guy, he deserves to be in more movies.

Abandon4093:

Also yea, how exactly did Chriss look so much younger in this, that's the first thing I thought when you were showing clips, he looks about 5-10 years younger than he did in Thor.

Facial hair is the answer. I grow facial hair, I look 35 (I'm 31). I cut it off, I look 25. Facial hair always and forever makes people look older. He had a beard in Thor, and he is clean shaven with short hair in this one. Thor you have a man, Cabin you have a young man who eats steroids for breakfast. :-P

Hmmmmm, sounds interesting. I'll have to go see it.

Incidentally, if some one made a movie where Prince Adam, Steve Erkle, Princess Peach, Lust, and Scooby Doo, all went on a camping trip I'd totally watch that.

Was already going to watch it but this review made me really excited to see it.

MovieBob:
If you like horror movies, do not miss Cabin in the Woods.

I guess the only question I would have is "What if I hate horror movies?"

I loathe horror movies, all horror movies. Every single one I've seen or not seen.

I imagine I'll miss a lot of the commentary this movie has on horror movies because I don't watch horror movies. And the ones I have seen I hated. Hate the genre as a whole.

I realize it is difficult to ask a person who likes horror movies "If everything about your personal tastes was totally opposite, would you still like this thing you currently like?" It is basically me saying "Divorce yourself from your current opinion and let me know if you would form the same opinion again."

So I guess if I'm asking anything, I'm just curious as to how horror this horror movie is. It's a shame, because it seems like this might be a really good movie I know I'd hate if I saw it and probably won't see.

It hurts that i can't stand horror movies. the bad ones are usually so bad i can't stand them and the good usually end up scaring me so bad i have trouble sleeping. i just don't like horror movies. mostly cause i'm a total pussy. But good to know all the hype isn't just that.

Baresark:

Abandon4093:

Also yea, how exactly did Chriss look so much younger in this, that's the first thing I thought when you were showing clips, he looks about 5-10 years younger than he did in Thor.

Facial hair is the answer. I grow facial hair, I look 35 (I'm 31). I cut it off, I look 25. Facial hair always and forever makes people look older. He had a beard in Thor, and he is clean shaven with short hair in this one. Thor you have a man, Cabin you have a young man who eats steroids for breakfast. :-P

It can work the other way as you get older. I'm 35, but with my full beard I've been mistaken for mid-20s. Maybe it makes me look hipster-ish, but probably because it hides my double-chin. But I go clean-shaven and I look like an overweight dude in his 30s.

Aiddon:
meh, in all honesty I can't stand Whedon as a writer. Not because he's incompetent, but because he lacks professionalism and has a bad history of pointing fingers at everyone ELSE whenever something he was involved in goes wrong. It strikes of a man who has a thin skin and is severely insecure about his own abilities.

If that's actually the case, then technically you can't stand Whedon as a person, not as a writer.

My understanding is that this is getting a lot of Whedon-fanboy love. (See above for an example or two.) Honestly, while I absolutely love, love, l-o-v-e Firefly, I can't stand a single other Whedon product: not Angel nor Buffy, and Dollhouse was nigh-unwatchable... and I sure as Hell haven't forgiven him yet for the abomination that was Alien: Resurrection (seriously, how do you fuck up the Alien franchise???)

Now I know that puts me in the minority by far, but hey, I like what I like.

That said, I liked Cloverfield... a lot. For that reason alone (well, and residual Firefly goodwill), I'll probably give this one a shot, even if splathorror isn't my bag at all.

EDIT: oh, and if he screws up 'Much Ado About Nothing', I will find him and I will thrash him to within an inch of his life.

On the advisement of friends who saw this film months ago I've so far managed to remain completely ignorant of what this movie is about other than what is made obvious by the title.
Being the kind of movie nerd I am this is probably the first time in years I've seen a theatrical release without knowing a thing about it.

Going to see the first showing at my local theatre in a little over an hour...must resist urge to watch review.

Falseprophet:

If that's actually the case, then technically you can't stand Whedon as a person, not as a writer.

No, that's completely valid criticism against a writer. If he can't take criticism and feels no need to improve it reflects badly on him and he'll never admit that. Plus his dialogue hasn't really aged well. He's been writing the same. freaking. stuff since Buffy and he needs to adjust. It's gotten old

People need to calm down about spoilers. If surprise is the only reason a movie is good, then the movie doesn't have much going for it anyway.

This is the first review I'm not watching all the way through. I'll check this one out in 2 weeks when I get paid again (I just spent my entertainment budget...I have control issues) but the spoiler-free portion of the video convinced me. I can always come back to watch the rest of the review.

Who else is disappointed we didn't get to hear Bob's views on Lockout? That one seems like a goldmine of opportunities for complaint. Unless it's one of those so bad that the studios refuse to let the reviewers see it in advance.

Honestly, as great as this is going to be, I can't get the opening number from "Evil Dead The Musical" out of my head everytime I see/hear the name of this movie. Not complaining, just saying.

Also, doesn't the cabin look like a nail for nail recreation of the Evil Dead one?

DVS BSTrD:
Cabin In the Woods: You won't beleaf what happens next!

Oh no that pun makes me think the Cabin is haunted by treemonsters or something.. Like the one in Evil Dead.. You've ruined the movie for me! I shall go hide under a rock until this movie comes to my preferred distributor of digital video!
Also: You are very gifted with puns :P

Just checked the Australian release date: 12 July. Three months from now. Ugh, I just know I'm accidentally going to stumble across something ruining whatever this big twist is. Ridiculous.

i saw this film today and it is amazing, its scary and funny and the twist is better than i thought it would be i will see it again soon (by the way you can really tell it was written by joss whedon)

Frankfurter4444:
I guess the only question I would have is "What if I hate horror movies?"

I'd like to know this too, since while I don't necessarily hate horror movies. I hate "shock horror" and "torture porn". For example, I like the premise of Final Destination (Which honestly was pretty creative at the time, I thought.) but I can't watch any of the gruesome deaths because I'm extremely squeamish unless there's a thick layer of "uncanny valley" between me and the blood and gore (see: video games).

So my question is more: "What kind of horror movie is this? Is it the kind that messes with your mind, or is it the "look at this death, see how disturbing it is?" kind of movie.

Of course, I wouldn't want you to spoil anything about the movie, because it looks like an interesting movie. But like most horror movies I don't want to spend half of it looking at the floor trying not to puke.

I may just see it now, but on an off topic... Bob talked about the Matrix Reloaded and the Rouge AI programs. I thought about it and I have no I idea what he was talking about. The several times I have watched that movie I never got much hint to Vampires and werewolves at all, I got a horror movie/ Dracula theme going down, but I did not expect vampires or anything to pop in later into the movie. Am I the only one who missed this or is Bob just reading into movies too deeply?

Dr Jones:

DVS BSTrD:
Cabin In the Woods: You won't beleaf what happens next!

Oh no that pun makes me think the Cabin is haunted by treemonsters or something.. Like the one in Evil Dead.. You've ruined the movie for me! I shall go hide under a rock until this movie comes to my preferred distributor of digital video!

I think it's already up on Bit-torrent =D

Also: You are very gifted with puns :P

Thx
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DVS BSTrD:

Dr Jones:

DVS BSTrD:
Cabin In the Woods: You won't beleaf what happens next!

Oh no that pun makes me think the Cabin is haunted by treemonsters or something.. Like the one in Evil Dead.. You've ruined the movie for me! I shall go hide under a rock until this movie comes to my preferred distributor of digital video!

I think it's already up on Bit-torrent =D

I unfortunately refuse to download movies without giving a dime to the creators. Not cause of the whole Piracy=stealing debate, but more because it's my dream to work in the film industry, and then I find it a bit hypocritical of me to DL movies..
That and I never could be bothered with torrents, never got em figured, tbh :/

Andronicus:
Just checked the Australian release date: 12 July. Three months from now. Ugh, I just know I'm accidentally going to stumble across something ruining whatever this big twist is. Ridiculous.

You're lucky, we don't even have a release day yet. (Czech Republic here)

There`s still a few movies other than this I`d like to see, and I have a hankering to see Hunger Games again, but the trailers for Cabin had me intrigued from the get go. While I don`t often trust Bob when he says something is bad, he`s usually pretty accurate when he says something is good. Hmm.. maybe this will have to be a movie heavy weekend.

So... what you're saying is that it's a good movie?

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