Good work, zombie hand.
But, I ended up seeing it one day after school, and I must say I was... Surprised nonetheless. From frame one, you can tell this is not your typical horror flick. It is like the movie, Scream, in my opinion. Right when the horror genre is getting dull, and average, here comes a movie to freshen things up a bit, and play on how formulaic the horror genre is.
The story is about some kids going to a cabin in the woods... But I honestly cannot say too much more. But people are watching them, and effecting what will happen to them next. Sound interesting? Well that's only the half of it. The last 25 minutes or so include some of the truly best horror moments in recent history. While the ending can be cheesy to some, and "WTF that's stupid" to others, just remember that basically the movie is making fun of itself by that time.
Chris Hemsworth, who is now known as Thor, acted in this movie pre-Thor fame, because for some odd reason (which I'd like to know more about) the movie was filmed a few years ago (I think) and just released a few months ago. But he, along with the rest of the cast is perfect as the stereotypical teenage group. You have the semi-attractive, but mostly just fake slut. The cute virgin, the stoner, the nice guy, and the jock. All actors are well cast, and accomplish the roles well, in a believable way.
The director is Drew Goddard. This is so far his only director job, but he has written several films that you've probably seen (like Cloverfield). He does a great job, especially for a first time director. I liked all the camera work, and the way the film flowed. It was either Goddard, or one of the producers who mentioned that they had made "the last horror movie." Now whatever the hell that even means, I have to say in response to that to: take your head out of your ass. Because while this movie is great, it is not even the best horror film I've ever seen, and since this movie we've had several great horror films. Such as Sinister, and some other independent work too. And I'm sure there are many, many more to come.
Overall, I must say this movie is a must see. It has extreme hype, and usually I like to be the one to say "it does not live up to the hype" and maybe it doesn't if you're not a huge horror fan like I am. But I do know if you are a huge horror film buff, then this is one to see, and add to your collection.