Critic Review - Village Voice

More than anything else, Cabin feels like the endgame of so-called fanboy culture in the way in which it is first and foremost about itself, interested only in a fundamental adherence to rules of its own devising and fenced off from the world at large.

April 10, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice | Comments (21)
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James Tracey

James Tracey

Wow, thanks for ruining the end of the movie in the first sentence.

Apr 10 - 03:29 PM

James Tracey

James Tracey

Wow, thanks for ruining the end of the movie in the first sentence.

Apr 10 - 03:29 PM

Jay Feng

Jay Feng

That totally was a spoiler, and though I agree with you that the movie wasn't all that great it I felt it worked a little better if it wasn't for all the twists in the end.

Apr 10 - 04:14 PM

John Fu

John Fu

DON'T READ, spoilers. I understand if you didn't appreciate the film but why give away the ending in your first sentence without a spoiler warning, even doubling down by trying to convince everyone/yourself that you didn't just give it away.

Apr 10 - 04:22 PM

Matthew Reinstadler

Matthew Reinstadler

This guy says that we dont feel for the characters. But I even told myself in the movie last night, that this is the first slasher film where I care about the characters, and want them to survive. Maybe this guy didnt see the same film as me?

Apr 10 - 04:23 PM

Dexter R.

Dexter Rose

Maybe. Or maybe he has a different opinion than you about same film.

Apr 10 - 09:55 PM

Jim Vorel

Jim Vorel

That can't be, we all know that the opinion of "Matthew R." is unassailable.

Apr 11 - 07:43 AM

Matthew Reinstadler

Matthew Reinstadler

Just a mild observation. I was just curious. Cause character development is kind of fact or not in a film. Do we care about these characters or not? Have we learned enough about them to feel for them in that situation? There is not opinion about character development.

Apr 11 - 12:25 PM

William J.

William Johnsten

This guy must have a personal vendetta against Joss Whedon, lol

Apr 10 - 07:47 PM

justybear96

Justin Johnson

I thought the cabin was a really amazing movie with an awesome ending a lovable characters. What movie were you watching!?

Apr 10 - 08:15 PM

shadypotential

Chris Cox

the same but he made a different opinion. why is that so hard to understand?

Apr 10 - 08:45 PM

William J.

William Johnsten

And why do YOU care so much about what this Whedon fanboy thinks?

Apr 10 - 09:14 PM

Chris Bowers

Chris Bowers

In before fan rage.

Apr 10 - 10:01 PM

Alissa Haworth

Alissa Haworth

FINALLY! It's about time a reviewer writes a negative review about Cabin in the Woods that seems like the reviewer actually watched the film. All the other negative reviews say crap like "it's not scary enough" or "the plot was ridiculous". Here Olsen just says it straight up: I get the point of this film and I don't think it worked. Thank God for good critics out there.

FYI I don't hate CitW (in fact I've been anticipating this film for years). I'm just happy to see someone with a real opinion on RT.

Apr 10 - 11:35 PM

Josh Buechler

Josh Buechler

Good critics can get their point across about a film without spoiling the ending in the first line of their review. What a tool.

Apr 11 - 12:10 AM

pinkincide

jon doe

HOLY sh!t. End-of-movie spoiler in the first sentence! Seriously? This a-hole should be hounded from the internets. I've already seen it and I'm pissed.

Apr 11 - 02:18 AM

jessenick1

Jesse Nickell

I will no longer be reading anything Mark Olsen has to say, and will be avoiding The Village Voice entertainment section, since this sort of thing makes it through editing. The opening sentence to the Cabin in the Woods review is offensive to film criticism, and shows a complete lack of respect for readers. Mark Olsen's dislike for the movie does not give him license to spoil the very ending, simply because he doesn't feel it matters. He should be fired for for this review.

Apr 11 - 08:25 AM

Gary Yager

Gary Yager

Clearly he doesn't like it. But it is also quite clear he doesn't want you to like it. The only reason to put a spoiler in the first line of a review is to spoil the movie for you

Apr 11 - 11:07 AM

frailmalesnailjail

Aric McKeown

Exactly why I've been warning people to steer clear of any reviews, good or bad, before seeing the movie. I can't believe someone would give away anything, let alone the ending, in the very first sentence.

Apr 11 - 12:00 PM

Robin Brownfield

Robin Brownfield

I really HATE the use of the word "fanboy."

I am a middle-aged woman at the older end of that middle.

Writers who resort to including stereotypes in their writing are HACKS.

Apr 12 - 05:49 PM

Dan Benge

Dan Benge

Funny to hear a hipster calling people fan boys.

Apr 13 - 02:43 PM

Ruhi Yaman

Ruhi Yaman

There's always been that thing about Whedon, ever since Buffy: You either love his work (even his failures were more interesting than most hits on TV) or you don't get it - simple.

Apr 13 - 07:13 PM

Ruhi Yaman

Ruhi Yaman

There's always been that thing about Whedon, ever since Buffy: You either love his work (even his failures were more interesting than most hits on TV) or you don't get it - simple.

Apr 13 - 07:13 PM

Jose Ortiz

Jose Ortiz

Does anybody here understand this fucking moron? Why doesn't anyone on here talk normal? Everyone wants to sound like a fucking Channel 7 movie critic and you are not. You're a fucking bum ass on your computer using big words. This movie rules suck a dick.

Apr 14 - 12:28 AM

Liam Girdler

Liam Girdler

Apr 15 - 12:21 AM

Caitlyn Conboy

Caitlyn Conboy

This guy has to be kidding me?

The first line of this review appears right next to the showtimes on google! If you're searching for the next showing of the movie god forbid you glance down to the review section because you'll have the ending of the movie spoiled whether you want to or not.

What a freakin' tool this guy is.

Apr 15 - 02:35 PM

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