I talked about it..?
honestly did not remember
I've heard that you should try to avoid spoilers of any kind for Cabin in the Woods. Haven't seen it myself yet and will probably wait for blu ray (because I see so few movies in the theater not because I've heard bad things about it).
In a world 10 years into the future, vampires make up the vast majority of the population with only 5% of the human race remaining. This presents particular challenges as the vampires' food supply - human blood - is dwindling and rationing is now the norm. There is growing evidence that vampires deprived of an adequate blood supply are themselves evolving into wild, vile creatures that attack anyone and anything in order to survive. Dr. Edward Dalton, a vampire and hematologist who works for a pharmaceutical firm, has been working on finding an artificial blood supply that will meet the vampire society's needs.
I actually enjoyed the movie, as it took the chance to deviate from the "current vampire franchise". It is pretty gritty sometimes (e.g. the devolved variants of the vampires or people torn apart during feeding frenzies) and the dystopian sci-fi element was developed very well. The movie also has some downsides: The character development is sped up during the end (e.g. Ed's and Audrey's relationship; the daughter of the boss changing etc.) and why on earth did they have to stick to the "vampire fact" that impaling them with a wooden object makes them burst into flames?
I saw The Avengers last night. I wouldn't say that it's better than The Dark Knight, but it's certainly the best Marvel movie. The difference in their tone makes that an odd comparison, in my opinion, but lots of people are making it.
As for the movie itself, I found the cast to be entertaining, the plot to be passable, and the effects to be excellent. My only real complaint would be thatSpoilerit was kind of annoying how much of the movie was spent watching The Avengers fight amongst themselves.
Also, I found the actor playing Loki to be one of the better superhero movie villains I've seen. IIRC, he wasn't nearly that good in Thor, but it might have something to do with Joss Whedon writing this movie. As expected, Whedon's writing is sharp, somewhat clichéd, but ultimately endearing. He writes the characters with flare, and the interplay & banter between the team is what really makes the film.
This new movie is a Tim Burton realization of the old soap. I would put it as a humorous drama, nice to see a little more grown-up film after Alice in Wonderland from him. Speaking of which--it might have just been the film being staged in the 70s--but this one reminded me a little of the old Tim Burton back in the day, and I found a bit refreshing. I hope he is returning to his roots, especially with rumors of a second Beetlejuice floating around; and if he decides to direct it.