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On Friday night, I saw The Cabin in the Woods with Bonnie. As a huge admirer of Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, I'd been pining for this movie ever since it was announced over three years ago. I mistakenly thought I'd have to go to San Francisco or Emeryville to see it, as Fandango didn't list it as showing at any theater in Berkeley, which wouldn't be so bad if I had many friends who didn't abhor horror movies. (Hey, I can't handle horror either, but the reviews for The Cabin in the Woods were off the wall. As of right now, it has 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.) Turns out, I was wrong about it not showing in Berkeley. After Bonnie and I made plans over dinner with Canadia to see the movie in Daly City on Saturday, we were walking back to Canadia's apartment when Ankur pointed and said, "Look!" Above the entrance of the indie California Theater read, "THE CABIN IN THE WOODS."

SO WE WENT TO SEE IT THAT NIGHT. AAAAAAAAAAH. AAAAAAAAAAH.

There seems to be an unspoken agreement among reviewers and other audiences not to talk about it because it is such an impressively unpredictable movie, so I'll not say much except that I had thought that the film would have me rocking in my seat from fear, but it was actually not very scary. More than anything else, it was just badass and awesome.

I'm hoping that reviewers' unwillingness to talk about the film doesn't deter people from seeing it, but I have a feeling that it will. After Bonnie and I saw it, our friends kept asking us what it was about, and when we kept mum and just told them to go see it, I got the feeling that they wouldn't. Welp, their loss.

If you are considering seeing the movie, just go. Don't watch the trailer, and don't look for plot synopses or promotional photos. The movie has a lot of twists and turns that are best if you don't see them coming. SO JUST GO. ♥

AND THEN TALK TO ME ABOUT IT BECAUSE AAAAAAAAAH.

In closing, here is a snippet from a Rolling Stone interview with Fran Kranz (Marty) about co-star Chris Hemsworth (Curt) and whether Fran and Joss had any more projects lined up (besides Much Ado About Nothing):

"No. I did tell him, though, that I wanted to be killed by Thor in [his upcoming film] The Avengers. I just wanted to be a random bad guy who gets a hammer to the face, but he didn't come through. I imagine there might be a second Avengers, and if he's at the helm I'm really gonna be persistent. I don't need to be paid, I don't need credit, I'll bring my own lunch to set. It's more for me to say, 'I was killed by Chris Hemsworth!' Joss is well aware of the sort of love affair Chris and I have, so I'm confident it'll work out."

Date: 2012-04-20 06:53 am (UTC)
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Hrmmmm on a scale of I-am-Legend (0) to the-Ring-scary (10), where do you think this ranks? It sounds intriguing (eyebrow wiggle) but I get scared so easily lols.

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