By Jillian Hee
Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, and Jesse Williams

There’s something about The Cabin in the Woods that made me watch it. Aside from the fact that Thor stars in it, I find the story strange and intriguing. I’ve seen its trailer and it looks different from the usual horror films I normally see. Its high critical and audience ratings made me eager to watch the film immediately.

The story revolves around five college friends who planned to stay in a remote cabin in the woods. While they stay at the cabin, bad things happen. If you think you’ve guessed what that “bad thing” happened, you’ll be surprised with twists that will arouse your curiosity up to the very end.

I have mixed emotions about this film. I do not entirely love or hate it. In fact, it is by far the most interesting horror film I’ve seen.

At first, the movie was quite exciting. The tagline “You think you know the story’” definitely lived up to the plot of the movie. Honestly, I was thinking the movie was about a group of college friends who will experience horror and killings because they have interrupted some spirits in the cabin. But it was more than that - the twists in the film made it more exciting and spellbinding.

I will not directly discuss the “twist” in the movie. But this film offers some element in which you assumed you understand what is really happening but takes it to the next level. It is full of surprises and leaves the audience curious and thinking.

I just have to warn you that as film goes on, it gets graphically intense and scary. However, its conclusion seems strange. The ending, even though unexpected, made the film funny and disappointing at the same time.

Overall, the movie is imaginative and interesting. If you want something different from the usual horror movies, The Cabin in the Woods may appeal to you but if not, you might consider watching other films.

Darcy Quiambao
5/17/2012

I chose to watch Dark Shadows over this. Maybe I can give this movie a chance this weekend.

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It's interesting to note that the director of The Avengers is the same guy at the helm of this movie.

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5/22/2012

mukhang paborito si thor ni direk
hehe

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