Kameron Hurley, author of God’s War wasn’t overly impressed by The Cabin in the Woods, as maybe you can tell from this short excerpt from her blog:
Throughout the whole movie, the guys are the puppeteers. The guys still get most of the lines. They’re in control. Throwing in Show Spoiler ▼
at the end for the final fight doesn’t magically “fix” the fact that I just watched a very uncomfortable movie about how men maim and humiliate women in service to their dark, primordial desires/underlord. The scene with all the guys oogling over whether or not the blond’s shirt was going to come off was just… unnecessary.
[Kameron Hurley – Why your gun-toting chick isn’t feminist redux Thoughts on Cabin in the Woods]
The thing is, a lot of what she points out as being misogyny is, totally and utterly, misogyny. But I watched the film thinking that that was part of the point. The world we live in has a whole heap of misogyny in it. And, in most cases, old white men are the ones in charge. I watched The cabin in the woods as a dark comedy/horror first up, but I also saw it as having a whole heap to say about the world, in general, and the horror genre in certain specifics.
I’m trying to figure out how to articulate this properly. It has been so long since I’ve actually had to write an argument. Anyways, unhidden spoilers below.
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aka Avengers Assemble, which is a totally crap name. Even Marvel’s the Avengers would’ve been better. Stupid marketing decisions are stupid. Okay, so long time readers of the blog here will know that I am a huge fan of Joss Whedon. Just take a look at the post before this one and you’ll know what […]
This is a film that it is best you go see knowing nothing about it. Simply trust in Joss and all will be well, I’m sure you’ll agree. If, however you do not have faith you may want a little bit of information, but don’t say I didn’t warn you. The story centres on 5 […]
w00t! Shiny. etc etc. Possibly to be following by Damn this is good, but with the “they cancelled it? wail soon to begin. Okay, so that is a line from A Doll’s House and Joss’s new show is called Dollhouse but who cares!
I’m waiting for episode 22 of Heroes to load up so I can watch it. Almost at an end now. Oooooh. But while I’m waiting I thought I may as well show you what I picked up today in my quick stop in Chapters. Item the first: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. […]
I forgot to mention that there will be a Equality Now screening of Serenity in Dublin on June 16th. Details over at boards.ie
Image nicked from Everybody lies Thirteen of my favourite episodes of Firefly, not including the pilot Serenity which introduced all the characters and the ship. The whole ‘verse. MAL: Now you only gotta scare him. JAYNE: Pain is scary. The Train Job – the second pilot, cause somebody didn’t think the first was all that […]
Once more Joss posts on Whedonesque Since everyone’s all abuzz with the CW rumor, I have to get all official and say: WE’VE STARTED FILMING NEW EPISODES! See, that, the deliberate raising of our hopes, only to dash them. Dash them utterly: Of Dateline. I’m such a troll. No, there haven’t been any overtures from […]
After seriousness comes great news: Your order for Serenity (Widescreen/2005) has been posted. Please note PLAY MAIL ORDER will show on your statement. Please allow 3-5 days delivery. (the source won’t go anywhere) Course because officially it wasn’t supposed to be released until the 20th I sent it to Sligo. Damnations! Its going to be […]
First off in a collection of oddments I bring you Hand Puppet Jayne, and you can go check out Serenity as performed by more hand puppets by clicking here. Of course there are major spoilers, cause its, you know, like, the whole film thing. A while back one of the politicians here said he thought […]
Had a really nice weekend doing absolutely nothing. Nada. Not a thing. Was great. I had had vague plans to do a bit of a clean up, hoover etc on Sunday, but then after heading out to buy the paper I just vegged in front of the telly for the day. Lovely Jubbly, because I […]