With the release of the DVD edition of The Cabin in the Woods there are bound to be all kinds of reviews for the film. And I have done … absolutely none of that.
For the record, I also saw the film when it hit theatres, and enjoyed it immensely. It’s a fascinating piece of work. Not, admittedly, the kind of film I’d sit through again, I think, despite the excellence of the performances, the meta-narrative script, and some marvelous Whedonesque dialogue. It’s highly intelligent, but I think in the end it was just too ugly to go through again; I don’t watch a lot of straight horror films in general, and I buy still fewer.
Which, when you think about it, is interesting, because I read a fair amount of horror material for review, and a reasonable amount of what I write could be deemed “horror” as well.
Still, I think once was enough. But for those of you who love any combination of Joss Whedon or Drew Goddard’s work, horror films, or meta-fictional narratives, The Cabin in the Woods is well worth picking up.
Enjoy the review.