Movie – The Cabin in the Woods: A

Meta stories (stories referencing their own genre or creation) are tricky. They can derail easily. But with Joss Whedon’s hand guiding the script, Cabin in the Woods understood its roles and expertly poked at them while never failing at riotous entertainment. The film starts off quirky and smart, but not overly amazing, getting by with a wonderful dynamic between the two antagonists (for lack of a better term.) Then after one of most obvious deus ex machinas ever, a fantastic and frantic ending solidified the film’s genius.