Sound Off: Whedon & Goddard's 'Cabin in the Woods' - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
April 13, 2012
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? You think you know the story… Delayed for almost three years, this highly anticipated, horror-comedy genre reinvention conceived by Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard is finally in theaters. Lionsgate has opened The Cabin in the Woods everywhere, allowing audiences to get a glimpse inside and learn the well-kept secret. Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams and Anna Hutchison star as the five teens. So does it live up to the hype? Best horror this year, or just fun? If you've seen it, leave a comment below with your thoughts on Cabin in the Woods.
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To fuel my redneck zombie rage on this one, I certainly enjoyed The Cabin in the Woods, it's an immensely entertaining, fresh and original, well-made, very comedic new take on the horror genre. I was impressed with all of the elements, the fun setups and twists. Marty the stoner was my favorite character by the end, because he became the lovable badass hero. And I loved seeing Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford together. My big complaint is that out of all the "possibilities", why did we end up get the most boring, unexciting, unoriginal one. On that whiteboard, there were so many other better, crazier choices, yet for a good half of the story it lost my interest until they finally found the elevator. From there, the rest is history.
What did you think of The Cabin in the Woods? A horror classic in the making, or total bore? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!