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The Cabin in the Woods

I very much enjoyed the peculiar mix of heart-racing terror intersperced with loads of cerebral gut-wrenching humor that alternates with splatterings of sexual abandon as the slender thread of a very-big picture supports the frame of reference that gradually becomes the gallows rope that justifies and earns the clarity with which I viewed watchers watching watchers watching ever larger frames of reference implode in patented Mutant Enemy staples (blood, conscience, innocence, carelessness, sacrifice, irreverance, responsibility and worth) whose complex interactions result in unlimited cascades of mayhem.  Amy Acker, Tom Lenk, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford and Whatheff Uck?

This film is tremendous fun.  Parody, schmarody.

Second pass; 20SEP2012 — On the other hand, WarGames is still a lot more satisfyingly enjoyable, with stronger parallels to defective automated schemes.

“Strange game.

The only way to win is not to play.”

19 Sep 12 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment