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View Poll Results: What did you think of Cabin in the Woods?
Excellent 44 55.70%
Good 26 32.91%
So-so 7 8.86%
Poor 1 1.27%
Lousy 1 1.27%
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Old September 24 2012, 03:32 PM   #106
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Re: Cabin in the Woods - Grading, Discussion, Spoilers

I really liked this movie, so it gets an easy 'excellent' from me. I've never seen a horror movie where we've got behind-the-scenes machinations that the audience is let in on. Lots of tropes and expectations turned on their heads. Great stuff. Not much to add to what's already been said. One scene that sticks out is the beginning when our two guys are riding in the golf cart, having a dull conversation that's not worth paying attention to, then one of them says to the other... "Are you even listening to me?" then BAM! We see the movie title. Good way to toy with the viewer.

Oh, and I now see where Ethros' avatar comes from.
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Old September 24 2012, 09:30 PM   #107
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Yeah, on first viewing it was fun to wonder where everything was going between the cabin stuff and the stuff in the control center. Was this a reaslity show? What's going on? And we eventually find out that it has more sinister motives when someone is killed and eventually it's a ritual. And though it's been done before I loved the playing on the tropes of the genre and how things were manipulated to ensure they happened a certain way. (Slut dies first, everyone illogically decides to split up, the "virgin" is the last to survie and either lives or dies.)

Also some very Whedon-esque writing. Like when the intern is having an aloud conversation with himself on who to bid on with the monster/scenario and the operations guy just says, "More than anything else I just want this moment to end."

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Old September 25 2012, 03:57 PM   #108
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Amzaon have pulled the UK version of the blu-ray as it seems to be faulty and are waiting for re-authored disks to become available.

I haven't read the whole thread so this may have already been mentioned.
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Old September 25 2012, 04:01 PM   #109
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Yeah, I' wondering what's happened with mine, I got the dispatch email but I'm not at home to send it back to get a replacement.
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Old September 25 2012, 04:02 PM   #110
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Bob the Skutter wrote: View Post
Yeah, I' wondering what's happened with mine, I got the dispatch email but I'm not at home to send it back to get a replacement.
I think I am going to have to assume that from now on everything is going to come out fucked up and remember never to pre-order anything.
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Old September 25 2012, 04:06 PM   #111
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Pindar wrote: View Post
Bob the Skutter wrote: View Post
Yeah, I' wondering what's happened with mine, I got the dispatch email but I'm not at home to send it back to get a replacement.
I think I am going to have to assume that from now on everything is going to come out fucked up and remember never to pre-order anything.
No Joss commentary on the Avengers Blu-ray, crappy mastering on the Cabin in the Woods discs. Rather annoyed about this.
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Old September 25 2012, 04:35 PM   #112
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Yeah I had a look in my supermarket yesterday, and they had the DVD but none of the Blu rays. Then I got home and read about that, so I guess they've all been pulled from the shelves for the time being.
Ah well, at least they're dong something about, and fast too. I imagine it will be back in stock in the next couple of days
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Old September 25 2012, 06:16 PM   #113
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Oh bugger, haven't watched mine yet, it'll be annoying if I have to take it back to Tesco. Anyone know exactly what the problem is?
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Old September 25 2012, 07:04 PM   #114
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Apparently it freezes at various points throughout the film, I think I read it happens at chapter breaks. (This is just the blu-ray though, the DVD is said to be fine)
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Old September 26 2012, 08:58 PM   #115
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It only happened about five times on mine, it wasn't too annoying so I may not get round too taking it back as I am a very lazy man...
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