The Cabin in the Woods (2012 Film) Review

The Cabin in the Woods is a horror movie I vaguely remember coming out years ago. I didn’t know much about it, but one day the opportunity presented itself to me.

The movie is about a group of young friends. One is an athlete, one is more of a scholar, one guy is a stoner, and two females with much different “reputations” than the other.

They travel to stay in a cabin of a family friend. But strange things are all in the cabin, very grim and spooky things. Before they know it, mysterious zombie-like beings come out of the woods and tries to murder them one by one.

The whole cabin thing is a planned setup, but this is no harmless gameshow. The monsters are legitimate and the deaths are completely real. But why on earth are these lab guys doing this for?

Overall I wasn’t impressed by The Cabin in the Woods. It dabs a little into dark comedy but is mainly horror. But the story could use a ton of work and comes off too goofy sometimes. The ending wasn’t very satisfying either.

Score: C-

The Office (TV Series) Season 1 Review

The Office is a show I’ve been meaning to watch for quite some time now. I have seen quite a number of clips and memes based on the show for forever now. So now it was finally time to give it a proper viewing.

The show is set in a paper company, most specifically a branch in Pennsylvania. We mostly see the lives of the office workers with a few of the warehouse employees as well. The boss of the branch is Michael Scott, who is often clueless, vain, bigoted, and dying for attention and “love.”

The 2nd in command is Dwight, who might be inhuman. His loyalty to Michael is strong but he is easily upset and annoyed.

The rest of the employees have their own quirks. One is an uptight Christian, one is a divorced middle aged woman, one guy has no filter in his head, and many more. The obvious favorites from me would be Jim and Pam whom have a strong attraction for another, but Pam is engaged so that complicates things.

Overall the first season of The Office is a good but imperfect one. Like many sitcoms, the first season is short, sometimes awkward, but has potential for better things. I hear the later seasons are better so I look forward to them

Score: B

21 Jump Street (2012 Film) Review

21 Jump Street was a movie I heard about in 2012 but I didn’t see it until now. I didn’t realize this movie was based on an old TV series starring Johnny Depp until a little while before I saw the film.

The movie’s two main heroes are Morton Schmidt and Greg Jenko. Both went to the same high school but he was a jock while the other was a nerd. But they both go to police academy together.

After getting jobs as police officers, the rookie cops find a career that wasn’t as exciting as they expected. They try to make a drug bust and it failed miserably. Which lands them in hot water.

So since they look young, they are assigned undercover as students in high school. There is a new narcotic but contained in one school community. Their job is to find the dealer and his supplier but it won’t be easy.

Overall I really enjoyed 21 Jump Street. It may not be my favorite film ever but it’s an absolutely excellent comedy. I’m excited to see 22 Jump Street someday.

Score: A-