Man, now that I pause for like five seconds this makes a lot of sense. Billy Shakespeare is known for several things. Being a spy for the Illuminati. Stealing from Christopher Marlowe. But also for his witty repartee. Why, Joss Whedon is also known for this. Now it makes like total logical sense that homeboy has adapted Much Ado About Nothing.
[Caff Note: With CiTW dropping this weekend, there’s bound to be spoilers discussion in the comments. I warned you, fools!]
You don’t need to be a fan of Joss Whedon – or, a Whedonite as his diehards are terribly named – to know that his output is wildly smart. The man knows how to play with genre tropes without rubbing how clever he is in our face. Nevertheless, after hearing repeatedly about how innovative The Cabin in the Woods is, I was afraid that it was going to be overly self-conscious like the Scream series and be a massive wink and nudge at how clever Whedon and director Drew Goddard are. Thankfully that’s not the case and Cabin manages to be immensely entertaining without any third act twists. From the first frame Whedon and Goddard slowly feed us information so by the end, you don’t feel duped by a left field twist.