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rondo
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cabin in the woods

1. If they can just kill people with guns...why the elaborate set up?

2. Why did the Japanese have their ritual with a classroom of nine year old girls? I thought they needed a who're, jock, nerd, clown, and virgin?


GonzoLeslie
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re: cabin in the woods
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1. If they can just kill people with guns...why the elaborate set up?


say huh

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2. Why did the Japanese have their ritual with a classroom of nine year old girls? I thought they needed a who're, jock, nerd, clown, and virgin?


nah, each country (US, Japan, Sweden, Argentina, Germany, etc.) had a different setup depending on their breed of horror film.

there is still debate whether the "gods" represented the audience or the producer. what do you think?


rondo
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re: cabin in the woods
At the end, Dana was urged to kill the stoner by sigourney weaver....indicating just a normal gun death would suffice.


GonzoLeslie
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re: cabin in the woods
who knows, maybe the "gods" like twist endings


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CocomoLSU
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re: cabin in the woods
Fantastic movie, and may be my favorite of this year.

The whole thing is a giant metaphor. Japan did their own thing, and there were references to them being the major players, as in the horror genre doing well there. It's America that has the cliche' characters:
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whore, jock, nerd, clown, and virgin

There is some debate as to who the gods are, but IMO it's pretty clear that we (audiences) are teh gods. And the whole message is that we are tired of the same old cliche'd horror movies over and over and over...so in the end, the gods rise to destroy everything in hopes that the horror genre will "wake up," so to speak, and change things.

Great, great movie. There are some good discussion threads about this one all over this board if you can get the search function to not be an a-hole.


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bbrownso
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re: cabin in the woods
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At the end, Dana was urged to kill the stoner by sigourney weaver....indicating just a normal gun death would suffice.



I'm pretty sure that most everything was ritual but that the cause of death could be anything once they chose their punishment (i.e. crazy cannibal family). Remember that one person died hitting that containment wall. I also believe that someone said that the main criteria is that they had to suffer before they died.


HeadChange
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re: cabin in the woods
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there is still debate whether the "gods" represented the audience or the producer

I felt it was the producer(s)...


BaddestAndvari
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re: cabin in the woods
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I felt it was the producer(s)...


well considering it said in the movie that the "lights would come on" and the "gods of old would rise again" .. in reference to the audience, who's lights would be coming on shortly after that speech, and we would be walking the earth again.. The god's were the audience.

The people controlling the things in the building underground were the writers, the "one downstairs" was Weaver, who represented the director, and "upstairs" was the producer..


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Tactical1
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re: cabin in the woods
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I also believe that someone said that the main criteria is that they had to suffer before they died.


I though that only applied to the last girl. She didn't have to die at all, as long as she suffers.

I only saw it once though.


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CocomoLSU
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re: cabin in the woods
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I felt it was the producer(s)...

I don't see how though...they are the one financing the shitty horror movies, and they're making money off of them. So why, then, would they "rise up" and destroy anything?

It's clearly the audience IMO. We're the ones who would be getting tired of the same old stale horror stories.
This post was edited on 12/28 at 9:06 am


BaddestAndvari
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re: cabin in the woods
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So why, then, would they "rise up" and destroy anything?


They wouldn't, they would actually call up the writers in anger when things aren't going as planned, only to get extremely angry at them when they kept them on speaker phone.


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