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Flash525 13-10-2012 21:44

The Cabin in the Woods
 
Watched this last night, wish I'd have gone to watch it at the cinema.

When trailers for the show came around I figured "another cheesy horror flick". Such the reason I turned down an invitation to watch it at the cinema with a group of colleagues from work, horror films (at least the traditional kind) aren't really my scene.

Anyway, like I said, I watched this the other night and damn I was impressed. Completely different to what I was expecting, nothing like the film I thought it was going to be. Started off as one thing, ended as something else.

Anyone else seen this? What did you think? Shame they can't really follow up with a sequel, the events at the end would make for something... creative (from a writing point of view).

stvn758 13-10-2012 22:00

Great idea poorly executed. Might watch it again, see if I can appreciate it more. I avoided watching the trailers because everyone was raving about it, seemed a bit silly and confusing at the start.

wakey 13-10-2012 22:28

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Originally Posted by stvn758 (Post 61666545)
Great idea poorly executed. Might watch it again, see if I can appreciate it more. I avoided watching the trailers because everyone was raving about it, seemed a bit silly and confusing at the start.

See I disagree, thought the start was very clever in the kind of way Scream was with the satire about the genre. I thought there was 10mins when they got out of the lift where it went silly which somewhat ruined it for me me before it brought it back together for the ending

MissDexter 13-10-2012 22:28

Excellent film!

Orangemaid 13-10-2012 22:31

it was different ! lol

RAZORBACK 13-10-2012 22:38

Really wasn't sure about this flick to start with but ended up really enjoying it...

logansdad 13-10-2012 23:25

I thought that the fact they showed the underground bunker and it's workings from the start was inspired. I knew a little about this film and thought that the reveal would be half way through. That they kicked off with it, and were so brazen took me by surprise.

crackin movie.. i hope there's a sequel or some other kind of follow up to expand it's universe.

geordielady 13-10-2012 23:42

I thought it was crap, started ok then became a train wreck.

logansdad 13-10-2012 23:47

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Originally Posted by geordielady (Post 61670405)
I thought it was crap, started ok then became a train wreck.

Bit strong, are you a fan of horrors? There's loads of lttle winks to other films throughout. T

geordielady 13-10-2012 23:51

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Originally Posted by logansdad (Post 61670524)
Bit strong, are you a fan of horrors? There's loads of lttle winks to other films throughout. T

Yeah I love horror films hence my comment, I just found it too lightweight, cheesy and stupid, there was very little frightning in it, maybe I am just hard to please:D

Rincewind78 13-10-2012 23:58

Yep, watched it for the first time today!!! Wow, loved it very much. Kind of originally avoided it at the cinema for same reasons as yourself, though I had heard it was Different and very good.
Got tempted to buy the DVD, as heard continuously by many that I should watch it. I had worried it was so overhyped to me, that I would be disappointed.
And nope!! I was not dissappponted!! It was just faboulous. Me and my pal where absolutely in stitches at that
Spoiler
and had to rewind it to that point again as it was hilarious!!!
Part of it reminded me of 13 Ghosts. Which was a different kind of horror film as well.

DubDub 14-10-2012 00:21

have to say this genre aint necessarily my thing, but immensely was enjoyable. Final scenes were awesome! - spoilers! :D

IslandNiles 14-10-2012 00:49

GREAT film. I watched the last 20 minutes or so completely open-mouthed. Fantastic.

paperplanes_ 14-10-2012 00:53

Loved it! Something different and had its' funny moments.

allthatyouwant 14-10-2012 01:27

I'm a HUGE horror film fan but seriously? This film is beyond shocking! When I realised what direction it was going in I tried to watch it tongue in cheek but it was still really poor!!! Even the bit where 'you know who' pops up in the end couldn't save it - as someone already said it was a great idea just poorly executed. One of the worst films I have EVER seen

JasonWatkins 14-10-2012 01:41

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Originally Posted by allthatyouwant (Post 61671988)
.. I tried to watch it tongue in cheek ..

I absolutely mean no disrespect here, but I had to smile at this statement as I had an image in my head of you sort of shifting in your seat to adopt a different sitting position so that you became 'tongue in cheek' :D

anyway, i think it's a very marmite film. A mate of mine watched it and hated it because he completely didn't get it - he thought the stuff in the cabin was the actual point of the film. Me, I absolutely loved it - probably even edges "Looper" as my film of the year (although not by much..).

allthatyouwant 14-10-2012 01:50

I don't know how to describe myself lol! But at first I was watching it with the view that it was a horror, then when it all went silly I tried to watch it as if it were a comedy but I just couldn't get my head around it!

NorfolkBoy1 14-10-2012 07:52

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Originally Posted by geordielady (Post 61670603)
Yeah I love horror films hence my comment, I just found it too lightweight, cheesy and stupid, there was very little frightning in it, maybe I am just hard to please:D

It was never a horror film though, the problem (for people like yourself) was it had to be marketed as one because anything else would have spoilt the surprise!

Everyone I've seen or heard who didn't like TCITW seem to have been people expecting a scary movie, when actually they were getting a (sort of) sci-fi/comedy/fantasy.

I flipping loved it, but then I find the horror genre mostly ridiculous so it suited me down to the ground.

The Terminator 14-10-2012 08:49

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Originally Posted by NorfolkBoy1 (Post 61673354)
Everyone I've seen or heard who didn't like TCITW seem to have been people expecting a scary movie, when actually they were getting a (sort of) sci-fi/comedy/fantasy.

Count me as someone who got it, knew what to expect going in (to a degree) and just found it to be poorly done. Far too smug and up its own arse while not being half as clever as it thought it was.

stvn758 14-10-2012 15:54

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Originally Posted by wakey (Post 61668042)
See I disagree, thought the start was very clever in the kind of way Scream was with the satire about the genre. I thought there was 10mins when they got out of the lift where it went silly which somewhat ruined it for me me before it brought it back together for the ending

The thing that confused me at the start was the shield around the facility, that made me think it was some kind of virtual reality type scenario. I thought the monsters were robots and couldn't figure out why there was blood when they killed them.

As a huge Buffy fan I can see all the good things Whedon does in the film, but my train of thought was derailed and when I finally realised I thought what a waste of an opportunity.

Rose_Thorn 14-10-2012 16:04

I'd have liked to see alternate versions with different monsters but, that would have been expensive. I liked the overall concept, it did seem to go silly near the end though.

ironjade 14-10-2012 17:35

Loved it. Witty, clever and creepy.

Johnny Clay 14-10-2012 18:53

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Originally Posted by The Terminator (Post 61673612)
Far too smug and up its own arse while not being half as clever as it thought it was.

This x 2

Letting the audience in on the situation right from the start pretty much killed it flat. It may have worked better with the audience's viewpoint level with the just the cabin-dwellers - so the oddness builds and we at least have some sense of mystery, but no, they had to try and flatter us into thinking we're in on something clever.

And clever is not how anyone could describe its sub-Outer Limits 'Food of the Gods' denourement either. Absolute pish.

jamespondo 14-10-2012 19:19

I enjoyed it.

First time I've seen a cenobite in a semi-decent movie in 25 years!

outatime 15-10-2012 09:17

I enjoyed this movie and thought it was good fun and was a refreshing change. Can someone explain the following to me though..
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