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Saw this the other night and utterly loved it, though my friend was only so-so. That said, they revised their initial opinion as overly harsh the next day and said they'd warmed much more to it on reflection.

Main thing is to go in blind, don't even watch that damn trailer.

All I will say - in as vague a way as possible - is that as someone who has spent the odd dull afternoon at work trawling through the

SCP Wiki

the last twenty minutes were an absolute joy to behold.

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Enjoyed reading about this from Danny Baker's tweets yesterday after attending a screening. A highlight was this:

"Me after seeing Cabin In The Woods. This time last year I had head and neck cancer. It was better than this. http://t.co/u47r8oiW "

I'm really looking forward to it but that's some strong reaction to it. Having said that, don't think I've seen any other negative reviews or opinions.

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Very negative review on Front Row earlier (though not quite as negative as Danny Baker's tweets!). Both Mark Lawson and the other reviewer agreed that although they normally like Joss Whedon's writing, the comedy and horror in this film worked against each other so that it ended up neither scary nor funny.

the last twenty minutes were an absolute joy to behold.

... and they both hated the last 20 minutes!

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I think I need to stop buying into the hype with films like this. If I'd gone in knowing nothing I probably would have enjoyed it a lot more but all the "omg you have to avoid all trailers and reviews and it's a game changer and you'll never look at horror films the same way again" talk left me expecting a bit more than it delivered.

Because it's basically an episode of season 4 of Buffy without Buffy in it and I didn't really like season 4 of Buffy.

I'd agree with the point above about the horror and comedy working against each other. It's entertaining enough but lacks the spark that would really make it stand out. As far as knowing deconstructions of horror tropes go, I preferred Tucker and Dale.

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That was absolutely incredible, the best thing I've seen in the cinema this year.

My only (tiny) complaint was the very last shot. After all the talk of 'ancient gods' and 'elder gods' I was hoping for some kind of Lovecraftian creature, I wasn't expecting a giant hand. But that doesn't take away from everything that came before then. Just fantastic and I can't wait to watch it again.

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For me it's the best American horror film since The Blair Witch Project. Since then it's felt like American horror has been drowning under a tsunami of torture porn, terrible remakes and tedious teen slashers. I know that a lot of reviews are comparing it to Scream but I think the more logical comparison is with Wes Craven's New Nightmare.

I've read some criticisms of the amount of time it took getting to the core of the film but I though it was perfectly paced. The little asides in the control room were a delight and the reveals were brilliantly judged while still leaving enough room for a great finale. I think the last 20 minutes will have every horror fan grinning like a loon. I really can't wait to see it again.

2 questions.

What's the SCP wiki Space Renegade is referring too?

And why did the control panel have that 'Release All The Monsters Now' button? Apart from being a nod to classic horror/sci-fi of the past when the evil scientist would have a self-destruct button on his work station.

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That was absolutely incredible, the best thing I've seen in the cinema this year.

My only (tiny) complaint was the very last shot. After all the talk of 'ancient gods' and 'elder gods' I was hoping for some kind of Lovecraftian creature, I wasn't expecting a giant hand. But that doesn't take away from everything that came before then. Just fantastic and I can't wait to watch it again.

In relation to the spoiler, I felt the same and was a smidge disappointed I didn't see an

Eldritch horror

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I definitely agree regarding the pacing being excellent, although I didn't find it particularly scary. I'd kept away from all spoilers (hadn't seen the trailer or read any reviews) so it came completely fresh, a total joy for horror fans - the more you know about the genre, definitely the more you'll get out of it. It's a celebration and criticism all in one, and just a hell of a ride.

One little thing that bothered me:

With the "death" of the stoner, as they appeared to be able to see the vitals on all the people why would they pull the lever without checking?

Really enjoyed the film though, grinned like a Cheshire Cat during the final 20 minutes. Loved the other countries attempts at horror too.

That was sweet, but nah the "Really!" was just what we were all thinking

One thing the

Cenobites and globe lament configuration were close enough for Mr Barker to have a that were my idea case, No?

Surely that was more a knowing nod than a rip?

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I definitely agree regarding the pacing being excellent, although I didn't find it particularly scary. I'd kept away from all spoilers (hadn't seen the trailer or read any reviews) so it came completely fresh, a total joy for horror fans - the more you know about the genre, definitely the more you'll get out of it. It's a celebration and criticism all in one, and just a hell of a ride.

One little thing that bothered me:

With the "death" of the stoner, as they appeared to be able to see the vitals on all the people why would they pull the lever without checking?

Really enjoyed the film though, grinned like a Cheshire Cat during the final 20 minutes. Loved the other countries attempts at horror too.

Surely that was more a knowing nod than a rip? Definitely is "really" too, just watched the trailer for the first time (which does give far too much away).

They were all knowing nods to be honest but it just seemed a smidge more blatant.

fair few Evil dead nods as well which made me lol. The white board in particular was a highlight Nasty Molesting Trees indeed

I'd watch it again right now.

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What I didn't get was the whole

competing with other countries thing. Was there an ancient one underground in each country? Why did the other failures not result in end-of-world god waker-uppening? Also in Japan were there like 30 identical tablets for the schoolkids? etc

. I don't really think the film's as smart as the hype is making out.

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What I didn't get was the whole

competing with other countries thing. Was there an ancient one underground in each country? Why did the other failures not result in end-of-world god waker-uppening? Also in Japan were there like 30 identical tablets for the schoolkids? etc

. I don't really think the film's as smart as the hype is making out.

That's all covered neatly.

The other countries just have a rivalry and race to see who can complete the sacrifice. During the course of the film every other country failed.

Anyway, I absolutely loved it. Best horror film I've seen in a loooong time and you can't beat a good horror film.

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That's all covered neatly.

The other countries just have a rivalry and race to see who can complete the sacrifice. During the course of the film every other country failed.

Anyway, I absolutely loved it. Best horror film I've seen in a loooong time and you can't beat a good horror film.

Um, wasn't it the fact that they didn't complete the sacrifice that caused the apocalypse?

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Went to see this last night, our cinema was doing a trio of films, The Thing, Evil Dead then Cabin in the Woods.

I'd purposely avoided any trailers or reviews about the film after seeing people on Twitter recommend doing so. I loved it, came out of the cinema with a massive grin and I could have happily gone back in and watched it again. Spent the rest of the night talking about it too. Five stars from me :)

Did anyone else notice the boomer in the pull away shot of the grid full of monsters? They were in the centre and the boomer was off to the right. Or was I just seeing what I wanted to?...

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Saw this the other night and utterly loved it, though my friend was only so-so. That said, they revised their initial opinion as overly harsh the next day and said they'd warmed much more to it on reflection. Main thing is to go in blind, don't even watch that damn trailer. All I will say - in as vague a way as possible - is that as someone who has spent the odd dull afternoon at work trawling through the

SCP Wiki

the last twenty minutes were an absolute joy to behold.

Ulala, I'd never heard of that thing you spoilered, but I've just spent the last thirty minutes clicking random articles. It's AMAZING! Thank you!

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