Article : Deep Magic from The Dawn of Time
*If you haven’t seen The Cabin in the Woods, don’t. It’s the stupidest movie I’ve ever seen in my life — and this is coming from someone who has seen both 2-Headed Shark Attack and Mega-Python vs. Gatoroid. However, the synchronicity fairies saw to it that I watched it the day after teaching “Deep Magic,” so I had to point out the obvious parallels. In the movie, the Ancient Ones are “giant evil gods” who will destroy the whole world if they are not periodically appeased with the blood of people who are drugged, entrapped into “sinning,” and then “punished.”
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i loved The Cabin in The Woods!
Is this The One that i’m thinking of,
With The Rubic’s Cube Cabin on The Cover of The DVD ?
Made in 2012 ?
Warning : Some Spoiler Content
But The Film’s Enjoyability is Tangental to Its Plot or Resolution.
First; The Overall Plot line is of absolutely no relevance to me. Dumb or not.
The Dialog is Great.
The Acting is Fair to Middling, Definitely Acceptable.
The Sets & Production Values are Good.
The Premise is that Some Teenagers are ‘Directed’ to A ‘Friends’ Cabin in The Woods to spend a Weekend or somesuch.
Then The Focus switches to some Men in A Control Room somewheres that are ‘Arranging’ Things to put The Teenagers into Moral & Ethical Dilemmas to ‘Test’ Them.
All this is again, completely Irrelevant.
All The ‘Religious’ Aspects that Wm Jas is apparently seeing as somekind of Christian Allegorical Tale, Like he ( & everyone else ) uses to Interpret The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe, may or may not be Accurate; But i interpreted it as References to The Cthulhu Mythos, which i am fond of.
Certainly; These Monsters & Such that Reoccur throughout The Cabin in The Woods, are not at all from a Christian or Any Traditional Religious Narratives.
The Film is really just a Parody of All Previous Films of This Genre, Where The Causality of The Teenagers Misfortunes are Carefully Accounted for by these Scientists that have Rightly or Wrongly ‘Bought Into’ This Ancient Dogma that Blood Sacrifices must be Periodically made to Pander to The Whims of The Ancient Ones that apparently live deep underground.
In The Cthulhu Mythos ( Proper ); The Ancient Ones or The Great Old Ones, are Aquatic Creatures that live Deep in The Oceans. This Mythos has Spawned many, many stories written by many different authors, drawing on a common vocabulary & characters.
To The Films Credit; The Ending does not Definitively Reveal What Happens when The Teenagers Frustrate The Agenda of This ‘Institution’. Certainly there is Local Mayhem, but does it Result in The End of The World ?
It’s been awhile since i’ve seen it,
But i think that The Ending is Slightly more open ended.