The Cabin in the Woods Reviews
Cabin is neither a game changer or a rule breaker, in fact it sticks so closely to pre determined rules of established films it becomes a huge homage. That isn't even a bad thing either, such a style worked really well for Scream in the 90's, and almost works well here, but is instead let down by an ending that shits the bed in a manner beyond compare. With crap puppetry, wonky cgi and men in rubber suits ruling the finale.
If The Cabin had stuck to the tongue in cheek homage then Joss Whedon could have been on to a winner, specially with the arse kissing marketing. But instead it sets out to break the rules, mess up the natural order and instead does none of that. Watchable but please disengage your brain beforehand. It will thank you.l after.
Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon's 'Cabin in the Woods' is a fun time at the movies, but not really a good one. Without spoiling anything, due to the nature of how this movie starts as any other horror movie, it's naturally plagued with cliches. Although this may have been the aim, that doesn't make it any easier to sit through. The movie does partly redeem itself however, due to the end being friggin' awesome!
The concept as to why they're doing it, is very unique and all the creature effects and designs are beautiful. The comedy works best when it's the side character doing it, and not the main group of kids. Maybe now that he seems to be done with the Marvel Universe, for the moment, maybe Joss Whedon can go back to making what he does best, weird and yet strangely compelling horror comedies.