Last night I saw Cabin in the Woods, which I had heard got rave reviews (no pun intended). As an avid horror movie fan, I expected a quality movie. I try not to compare contemporary scary movies to the classics of the late 70's and 80's, like Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, etc.
The movie started out ok, establishing the main characters and their trip to this cabin in the woods. However, less than half way through the movie took a turn in an extremely campy direction. Campy is far from being complimentary. Campy turned into confusing, and later turning absurd. Even though I don't believe in using lots of blood and gore to achieve a scare, I understand some film makers sometimes use it to accentuate a scene. This movie went way overboard with that. Then again, the story was so disjointed, I was ready to walk out of the movie half way through. The most shocking thing about Cabin in the Woods was Sigourney Weaver, who appeared at the end of it. Maybe she just needed the money.
In conclusion, if you choose to believe the movie trailer or the critics, you might as well burn a ten dollar bill. This movie just proves again that you should never trust what the critics say. If you're a real horror flick fan like me, don't waste your time with this mess. You can make more money but can't get those 90 minutes back.