It’s a good time of year to be a Joss Whedon fan.
The end of April sees the “Buffy”/”Angel”/”Firefly”/”Dollhouse” auteur directing some small-scale, low-budget superhero flick or other, but in the meantime we get to see the long-delayed meta-aware horror pic he wrote and produced with Drew Goddard, “The Cabin In The Woods”.
As the film has now previewed at the South By South West festival, the first reviews are beginning to escape from the restrictive bondage of their press embargo and – wouldn’t you know it? – they’re really quite good.
Den of Geek has a nice, non-spoiler appreciation of the film for you and IndieWire’s review is equally complementary, bar some issues with ultimate reveals (for that reason, I’d suggest not clicking onto it if you want to go into the film devoid of foreknowledge). What Culture! also seem to dig it – and I’m now racking my brains to try and second guess what the last reel reversal so often alluded to in these reviews could possibly be? Bruce Willis is a ghost? Keyser Soze is Verbal Kint? Soylent Green is people?
The film opens on Friday April 13th (I see what you did there) in the UK – I’ll see you in the queue…