This week’s theme was a bit of a challenge for me because the first few movies I came up with, I’ve already mentioned. That does not mean these three picks are in some way secondary by any means, because all three are pretty decent movies which came to mind when I thought about the trees.
Oh my, me and horror movies aren’t really friends but I have seen a few, and those few, I’ve actually enjoyed. So The Cabin in the Woods, a movie that was praised a lot and I finally gave up and watched, was alright. Now honestly, I remember liking it quite a lot, but don’t ask me to talk you through it because… I don’t remember it that well. It’s weird, but I might have watched most of the movie through my fingers, so the memory loss is normal. But it’s good, ignore me not remembering it well.
This one was a weird experience, and really strange from start to finish but… I liked it. It was surprisingly different and that’s what stood out – not to mention the fact that Daniel Radcliffe was giving one of his strangest performances yet. The ending was a little too out of the box for me but the journey until then was thrilling. The main characters, one of which a corpse of course, try to survive in the woods and thanks to the corpse’s ability to do extraordinary things (addition to being “alive”) they survive.
Now, this movie has a special place in my heart because it features an Estonian composers’ track and it fits the movie beautifully. Also, the symbolism of the movie is very strong, and I had such a fun time reviewing it four years ago (you can read it here). It is a serious movie, and a bit slow paced, but it has strong performances by Gosling and Cooper, as well as Ben Menderlsohn.
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