'The Cabin in the Woods' Review By Daveactor7

Outstanding and it does in fact change the genre we have known as "horror"
  • OVERALL
    4.5
    SUPERB
  • Story
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Visuals
Okay I have to admit, I was staring at the ticket machine and back at my credit card at the same time. On the screen of the machine it was the title "The Cabin in the woods" and on my credit card-a bunch of numbers. It was one minute till show time and I swiped away. What a lucky last minute choice I made because I am here to tell you doubters and hard core horror fans alike-this film is definitely one not to miss. At first, I was one of those doubters thinking that oh-it's just another slasher flick. I was instantly reminded of "Friday the 13th", "The Evil Dead" just a few to name of the many that have tried so hard to make a cabin not worth the stay. This film changes that and not to mention, it tears apart the other films I have mentioned. I will not be giving away spoilers here because the twists are better to be seen on screen then is to be said. Trust me, the twists will have you smiling (although it is a horror film)

The film opens up with two scientists played by the excellent Richard Jenkins and the other, Bradley Whitford. Both of them are running a facility, running what, I don't know but it will be explained in a magnificent way later on in the film. The film continues with the usual teens consisting of a c*cky guy, a whor*, the innocent girl, the weed smoker, and the smartie pants. Oh boy, we all know what's gonna happen with the most of these guys. The c*cky guy is played by Chris Hemsworth and I am not gonna lie, but I thought he was gonna swing a hammer any moment in the film =P continuing on, they venture far into the woods to a cabin to spend time there, as usual, having fun. Who in the right mind goes there to have fun? Anyways, upon a game of truth or dare, they stumble upon a cellar that contains many unusual items which will have much to do with the rest of the film. Throughout the entirety of the film, humor is present in both light and dark ways, most of them very dark but it will have you laughing.

The acting here is between first to second class to be honest for the most part except for Richard Jenkins who gives quite the performance here and my favorite actor in the entirety of the film was one I did not know of at all and it is actor Fran Kranz, the stoner. He is just too funny but he also does a great job in maintaining the horror in the film at the same time. The girls, yes of course they scream their heads off and yes there are those stupid decisions "let's split up" "wait here" but the twist I am telling you will make sure those decisions will bring forth a master of a film.

Having been written by Drew Goddard, the director of the film, and Joss Whedon, who has written and directed "The Avengers" and after this film I have no doubt in my mind the dialogue in the Marvel epic will be amazing. The dialogue is mostly fresh, the story concept-brilliant and well executed in a short matter of time. It seems very realistic and I felt that I was in this situation myself and trust me, that is no place where you want to be. At all.

The visuals were good, the cgi included in the film, not so as much but the cinematography is great, dark, spooky, also providing us with full detail and thankfully in a longgggg time, this is a film where it disregards the shaky camera technique and goes for the natural look.

Overall, I could not write much here because I did not want to spoil anything for you guys, but I am telling you, see it. See it twice because it is that good. Hunger Games is going down.

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Comments (4)

  1. Cripple

    Very nice even-ended review sir. Perhaps I should give it another watch sometime.

    3 years agoby @crippleFlag

  2. K.Guy

    woah! Welp. That means I'll watch it someday.

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Hell Yeah 4.5!

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  4. empath86

    thanks man, there were a few parts in your review that i didnt quite understand, but it was very helpful. also was there any boobage? if so thats something to include in a review.

    3 years agoby @empath86Flag