Cabin In The Woods: The Ultimate RI Movie?
(kind of a pseudo reply to this post in the Mirage Men thread viewtopic.php?p=456836#p456836 )
Just saw Cabin in the Woods the other day, which is the most hyped movie before the early summer season starts. It's a bit of a 'meta-meta horror comedy', using the generic overdone trope of pretty high schooler guys and gals naively going to vacation in a secluded area.
But the real thrust of the story reminds me of something right out of a HMW response to 'woo' or a Jeff Wells blog. Not a spoiler, as it's in the trailer, press promotion and in the opening scene...
but the basic premise is that all the supernatural "woo" stuff going on is being controlled and created by a CIA like intelligence agency as a sort of psychological operation.
Least...that's the basic premise. Imagine if the cabin in evil dead 2 and all the stuff Ash went through(or Close Encounters, or The Shining) was a CIA operation.
Sorry, but there's no getting round it: It is just fucking ridiculous. It is also an insult to this board.
Fresno_Layshaft wrote:I just watched it tonight and I don't recall any overt CIA references, maybe I missed it though.
On a poptainment level I found Cabin in the Woods fun
On a poptainment level
Hugh Manatee Wins wrote:I haven't looked up 'Cabin in the Woods.'
Barely heard of it.
SO. My initial association with the title is....'The Unabomber,' infamous for being a wilderness loner genius terrorist.
JackRiddler wrote:The ultimate RI movie is "Dogtooth" ("Kindontas," Greece, 2010). Done.
http://rigorousintuition.ca/board2/view ... =8&t=31795
LilyPatToo wrote:I haven't seen it yet, but the fact that it's got an RI kinda plot isn't surprising when you see who wrote it--Joss Whedon, of Buffy fame, who also wrote Doll House with its creepy sex slavery/mind-control-related premise. What did you think of Cabin?
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