"Cabin in the Woods" Pushed Back Again

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  1. Admiral_Young

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    The trailer only hints at the magnitude of the film's twist. I'm kind of confused as to how someone can like a poster over a trailer better...and use that as a measure if they will see the film or not. I get not liking the trailer and waiting though.
     
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    CHUD and Bloody-Disgusting both gave rave reviews to Cabin in the Woods. My interest is piqued a little now.
     
  4. Argus Skyhawk

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    Check it out. Cabin in the Woods is getting some great reviews at RottenTomatoes. At the moment it has 20 positive and only 2 negative.

    I've read a few of the reviews, and the consensus seems to be that it starts out seeming like a very cliche slasher movie with stock characters... and then it cleverly subverts all the cliches and defies all expectations.

    "The idea is to set up a movie we've seen a hundred times before, and then to rearrange it into something new and deliriously satisfying." -- Eric D. Snider

    "Not since Scream has a horror movie subverted the expectations that accompany the genre to such wicked effect as The Cabin in the Woods." -- Peter Debruge

    "You'll feel like horror is revitalized, like its importance is more obvious than ever. That might be Cabin's greatest achievement, reminding us why we love and need this genre." -- Devin Faraci
     
  5. Admiral_Young

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    A friend of mine saw it at a screening and loved it. I guess a review and discussion thread is going to have to be made for it next weekend. A part of me still can't believe it is finally coming out lol.
     
  6. Saga

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    to be honest i'd almost forgot about this film.
     
  7. Ethros

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    Yes, I wasn't planning on being able to see this till Monday, but I'm finishing work early tomorrow now so will have chance to go in the afternoon.

    Great, can't wait for this. I've tried to avoid anything too spoilerish or such, saw the trailer a couple of times when it was released but apart from that not much. As for reviews I really couldn't care less, with a film like this (being a Joss/Drew Goddard fan, and with that cast) I'm going to see it either way, so I'll be 100% making up my own mind on it.
     
  8. Silent_Bob

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    Glad to see it's getting good reviews. The only review i'd heard prior to today was on BBC Radio 4, and they absolutely slated the film.
     
  9. Bob The Skutter

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    Just got back from seeing it. Loved it.
     
  10. Captain Craig

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    I may go see this tonight.
    My last thing before packing and getting things in order before I go to Vegas Sunday morning.
     
  11. Ethros

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    Also just got back from seeing it. Also loved it.
    :D


    Kinda don't wanna say much about it really so as to spoil any of it somewhat. Not saying its the best film ever made of all time, but yeah it was awesome and a lot of fun.


    Just looking on wiki, I was trying to work out how long I'd waited to see this, it started filming in March 2009, wow
     
  12. Bob The Skutter

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    Exactly why I've said no more. Yeah, like you said it's not best film ever but I really liked it, seemed like the audience were enjoying it too. Will probably see it again before the weekend is out.
     
  13. SG-17

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    It was amazing. Also I saw Brody and Volker from SGU in there! Along with Dr. Novak from SGA.
     
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  14. Captain Craig

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    I just got back from seeing it and must say it turned and twisted the tropes and cliches on their head. The ending was, well, I don't even know what to say about sequel opportunities should the studio want one.
     
  15. PsychoPere

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    I was so happy to see this last night, since it had been such a long wait (two delays, MGM's financial problems putting the movie in limbo, the sale to Lionsgate). My expectations had built up over time to being pretty damn high, and it vaulted right over those expectations.