Cabin In The Woods: The Ultimate RI Movie?

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Cabin In The Woods: The Ultimate RI Movie?

Postby 8bitagent » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:52 pm

(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.

But......(SPOILER ALERT)


...


...

...

...turns out that all the CIA manipulation is to create these elaborate occult death rituals for dark forces, and that not everything "woo" is CIA concocted.

At any rate, given Im usually bored by most horror films, I found it a pretty fun ride. And for anyone who digs video games like Resident Evil or Silent Hill, or classic stuff like Evil Dead youll definitely dig it.
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Re: Cabin In The Woods: The Ultimate RI Movie?

Postby LilyPatToo » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:01 am

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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Re: Cabin In The Woods: The Ultimate RI Movie?

Postby Fresno_Layshaft » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:25 am

I just watched it tonight and I don't recall any overt CIA references, maybe I missed it though.
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Re: Cabin In The Woods: The Ultimate RI Movie?

Postby MacCruiskeen » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:27 am

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.

But......(SPOILER ALERT)


It sounds like an absolute must-miss.

Surely "The Ultimate RI Movie" is a contradiction in terms, especially when it's as pointless and asinine as this one sounds.

Why are so many Americans so obsessed with movies? Why do they think movies -- especially (!) horror movies, and most especially high-profile Hollywood horror movies (!!) - are going to grant them some special privileged subversive insight into (a) the actual doings of the really powerful, and (b) the nature of Reality per se?

Sorry, but there's no getting round it: It is just fucking ridiculous. It is also an insult to this board. As if the CIA would ever let itself be endangered by a Hollywood film!

Be serious. Pull yourself together. Get a grip.
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Re: Cabin In The Woods: The Ultimate RI Movie?

Postby 8bitagent » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:34 am

MacCruiskeen wrote:

Sorry, but there's no getting round it: It is just fucking ridiculous. It is also an insult to this board.


People need to lighten up. I mean a "real" RI movie would be something like Waking Life, as a lot of the conversations there seem like conversations I've had.
On a poptainment level I found Cabin in the Woods fun, and again I hate 99% of most horror films.

Fresno_Layshaft wrote:I just watched it tonight and I don't recall any overt CIA references, maybe I missed it though.


For real? Everything about the 'controllers' was right out of Langley/NSA, least the image both hollywood and para-politics paints with the CIA and western intelligence agencies.
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Re: Cabin In The Woods: The Ultimate RI Movie?

Postby MacCruiskeen » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:43 am

On a poptainment level I found Cabin in the Woods fun


You mean you snickered knowingly? Honestly, I can't think what you might possibly mean by that, except that.

On a poptainment level


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Re: Cabin In The Woods: The Ultimate RI Movie?

Postby justdrew » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:44 am

MILABin in the woods :)
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Re: Cabin In The Woods: The Ultimate RI Movie?

Postby justdrew » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:50 am

you know, I've talked about a group project before, thanks to some comments above I may have just hit on the perfect thing. Not a 'waking life' like movie, but....

Spoiler:.
Our Dinner with Wells (a my dinner with andre homage)
we'd need a script, but each participant could write their own lines (exquisite corpse* style in 1st draft), get their own PoV across, nothing presented as unquestionably absolute.
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anyway, it's a concept... :shrug:
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Re: Cabin In The Woods: The Ultimate RI Movie?

Postby MacCruiskeen » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:16 am

"RI" means being like totally freaked out by stuff while still kind of snickering about it at the same time and also vaguely worrying about the CIA & stuff while posting links about "leftfield" mainstream Hollywood movies that like totally rock (for some undefined reason)?

I hope I've got this right.

ON EDIT: Probably not. Please correct my mistakes.
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Re: Cabin In The Woods: The Ultimate RI Movie?

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:25 am

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.

Hmm.
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Re: Cabin In The Woods: The Ultimate RI Movie?

Postby MacCruiskeen » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:31 am

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.

Hmm.


Thanks for supplying us mere mortals with your initial association, Hugh. How on earth would we have coped without it?

This, too, is "RI". Literally anything goes in.



But what comes out?

Call me eccentric, but I think it depends on what goes in.
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Re: Cabin In The Woods: The Ultimate RI Movie?

Postby JackRiddler » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:41 am

The ultimate RI movie is "Dogtooth" ("Kindontas," Greece, 2010). Done.
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But I'm mildly intrigued by "Cabin." It's the only multiplex movie out right now that I might decide to watch in the theater. Though "Hunger Games" has its endorsers, I just can't do it.
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Re: Cabin In The Woods: The Ultimate RI Movie?

Postby Nordic » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:56 am

JackRiddler wrote:The ultimate RI movie is "Dogtooth" ("Kindontas," Greece, 2010). Done.
http://rigorousintuition.ca/board2/view ... =8&t=31795


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Re: Cabin In The Woods: The Ultimate RI Movie?

Postby Stephen Morgan » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:04 am

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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Re: Cabin In The Woods: The Ultimate RI Movie?

Postby MacCruiskeen » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:36 am

I know it's unfashionable, and indeed truly geeky, but I have to admit I'm fascinated by ancient history :D :D :D , e.g., what happened to The Black Knight, not to mention V for Vendetta? I know that even mentioning either one of them is akin to wearing last year's jeans or farting in church. But wasn't there something kind of revolutionary about at least one of those movies, or even about both of them? Weren't they must-sees, for some reason? So why did the revolution fail?

Maybe I've got this wrong. (But what, exactly?) And you're like, dude... :roll: :oops: . (I know, I know, I must pay more attention.)

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