July 8, 2012

The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabin in the Woods, 2012. Five young people go to a remote cabin in a spooky woods and nothing could possibly go wrong.

Directed by Drew Goddard. Written by Joss Whedon & Goddard. Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins & Bradley Whitford.

Concept: 4/4 (Great). An accurate synopsis would ruin the movie. It's awesome, though, and I'm not a horror fan.
Story: 3/4 (Good). Considering how clever the idea is, it's surprising how much of the plot is predictable. It's still an excellent story, though.
Characters: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Dialog: 3/4 (Good). Often funny, but very Whedon-y.
Pacing: 3/4 (Good)
Cinematography: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design: 3/4 (Good). I'm sure they had a blast making this stuff. A lot of the effects aren't very good, though.
Acting: 3/4 (Good)
Music: 3/4 (Good)
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great, 4/4). Lots of fun.
Objective Rating (Average): 3.0/4 (Good)

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