Film #2 of the Halloween 31
I love this movie so much, and I recently purchased it while it was on sale. When this film first came out in theaters, I ignored it because of its clichéd title. When I eventually rented it, I absolutely loved it, and watched it over and over again when it was available to stream on Netflix. I figured that I had to re-watch this film as a part of the Halloween 31.
This film's writing is so fresh and unique. It subverts genre norms and makes fun of them in the best way since "Scream". I love the way that it almost parodies cheesy horror films, while still paying homage to them. The storyline that Whedon and Goddard came up with is also extremely creative. It's very intricate, and a world has been created that could so easily be explored. Another great thing about this film, though, is that even though there is so much more that could be explored, you feel satisfied and don't feel the absolute need for there to be a sequel. The horror film jokes are hilarious, and there is some amazing comedic relief worked in. The writers even used more complex humor, such as irony, in their script.
The film is aesthetically brilliant, too. The production design is brilliant, from the eerie design of the eponymous cabin, to the modern, technological intimidation of the Facility. The cinematography is great. Even the CGI, which is often weak with horror films, is impressive. The creation of so many of these fantastic monsters is truly brilliant, and looks phenomenal.
So overall, "The Cabin in the Woods" is a funny, intelligent horror film. It is definitely not what it seems. I truly love this film, one of my favorite horror films of all time.
The Cabin in the Woods
Big Tuna's Rating: A+
How Did I Watch It?: Digital that I own.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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