Cabin In The Woods
It's time for drinking, debauchery and smoking doobies when two
football players, Curt (Chris "Thor" Hemsworth) and Holden (Jesse
Williams); two hot college co-eds, Dana (Kristen Connolly) and Jules
(Anna Hutchinson); and some moron stoner, Marty (Fran Kranz), decide to
ditch the city and head out to a secluded cabin in the woods (subtle
title work there, dudes).
However, they don't realize they are being observed by a mysterious
group led by Sitterson (Richard Jenkins) and Hadley (Bradley Whitford),
and what these two guys have planned for them is too much for anyone to
What is the secret behind The Cabin In The Woods?
Are Jenkins and Whitford slumming it in an attempt to get in good with
co-writer/producer Joss Whedon to score roles in Marvel's The
Avengers or Iron Man 3?
The Cabin In The Woods may be the strangest,
yet, oddly compelling movie you will ever see in your life.
Co-writer/director Drew Goddard and Whedon have taken several genres,
tossed them in a blender, and poured them out for fans to slurp up.
Before you think you are walking into yet another boring, predictable
slasher film, just admit you are wrong. Sure, we get plenty of horror
moments, but Whedon and Goddard also toss in an abundance of
self-mockery, over-the-top campiness and an aloofness that sometimes
works fantastically, but, at other times, makes the audience think
everyone involved in the creative process is trying too hard to prove
they are above it all and a bit too cool for the rest of us.
And, The Cabin In The Woods gets better and better as Whedon
and Goddard slowly pull back the layers of the mystery behind this
horrific exercise, which leads to the movie becoming funnier by the
minute as it crescendos into a climax only rivaled by The Godfather
The ending is one of those that you either love or hate, but, even if
you hate it, the rest of the movie will be enough to make you happy.
The Cabin in the Woods is rated R for strong
bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some