The Cabin in the Woods

April 26, 2012


The Cabin in the Woods just came out in theatres on Friday April 13th. It stars Kristen Connolly (Mona Lisa Smile, The Happening), Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Star Trek), Anna Hutchison (Power Rangers- tv series), Richard Jenkins (Me, Myself and Irene, Burn After Reading), Bradley Whitford (Billy Madison, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants) and Amy Acker (Angel- tv series). The Cabin in the Woods is about five friends who go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they end up getting much more than they bargained for. Together, they try to survive and discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

I went to see it on Tuesday with my cousin, as I had been wanting to see the movie for quite a while. One of the co-writers is Joss Whedon, who created Buffy the Vampire Slayer (one of my favourite shows), so I was really looking forward to seeing it. The movie started off well, with an introduction to the five friends, as well as a bit of mystery. As the plot developed, I found I was enjoying the movie and was able to follow along. There are some parts of the movie which really make you wonder what on earth is going on, but once the movie comes to an end you will understand everything. I don’t want to give too much of the movie away, but the ending definitely surprised me. They did a good job of answering all questions the audience will have, and anyone who enjoys gore will like the ending. They also did a good job with including a lot of suspense, as well as some well timed comical moments.

There were a few moments in the movie that I didn’t particularly find enjoyable though. The last scene was definitely one of those moments, which sucks because every movie should have a strong ending, whereas this one had a good ending up until the last scene.

For a horror/ thriller, I think I would give this movie a 7 out of 10. I did enjoy it for the most part, although it was strange, but the last scene was not good. If it had been good, I probably would have rated it a 8 or 8.5 out of 10.

Definitely a bit of an odd movie, but if you enjoy odd horrors/ thrillers, go out and see it!

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