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Firefly And Cabin In The Woods Honored For Joss Whedon Art Exhibit

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I’m pretty sure if Joss Whedon was a preacher for a particular religion, or was in fact a religion himself, he would have the most devout fellowship in all of the land, and the parishoners would have the most fabulous cosplay to wear. Alas, he’s just a man! But that doesn’t mean he can’t be shown vast amounts of humbled reverence, and one of the excellent Gallery 1988‘s recent exhibits is dedicated to Whedon, and the treasures that lie therein are out of this world! In an “outer space” kind of way, not a “Laugh-In slang” kind of way.

As you can see from the image above, Firefly was a major part of the exhibits entries, as it should be, given fans are the only ones keeping it alive. Okay, so there are the new games and comics and even Whedon’s own doodles, but you know what I mean. (Seriously, why aren’t there ice cream Jaynes?) There’s probably enough Firefly fan art out there to wallpaper the Empire State Building, and that’s the kind of baseless assumption that makes me want to enter a short-lived interior decorator phase of my life.

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Japanese Cabin In The Woods Poster Gives Away The Ending

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cabin_in_the_woods_ver10This is the official spoiler warning for all those who haven’t seen the film yet. Notice that the warning comes with just a hint of judgmental disappointment. The poster is at the bottom of the story, for those in the know.

Joss Whedon’s career has been escalating for years, and it’s almost to the point where if the Internet had Tourette’s Syndrome, it would just bark his name out at inopportune times. It’s a wonder that Cabin in the Woods, which he co-wrote with director Drew Goddard, is the lump sum of his work that is hinged on surprises and twists. Sure, many of this other projects have surprise moments, but none that affect the quality of the whole quite like the last half-hour or so of Cabin in the Woods did.

Now, we all know Japanese and American tendencies, especially when it comes to film, are on opposite ends of the spectrum, but there are limits to how far off the beaten path one can go, and visually depicting the entirety of the climactic left turn the film throws viewers into. Granted, because those magnificent cubes are shown completely out of context, there’s no direct plot-spoiling happening, and it all looks like abstract art direction. But then once the film does travel beyond the cabin, it becomes bleedingly obvious how strange this advertising tactic is. It’s like having a poster for The Sixth Sense just showing Bruce Willis hanging out at a funeral home.

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Cabin In The Woods Trailer Spoils Joss Whedon’s Story

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I read and reviewed the script for Cabin in the Woods so more than anyone, I’m qualified to tell you that the movie’s first ever trailer pretty much spoils the entire film. So if you’re really excited to see this Joss Whedon co-scripted movie, then maybe you want to avoid it entirely.

Except it’s actually a pretty good trailer, if you don’t know they’re ruining the movie by giving away all the surprises. All you should really know about Cabin is this: four teens head out of town to spend the weekend at a cabin in the woods. There they find themselves attacked on all sides but what seems like a series of unending, murderous, horror movie clichés. The truth about what’s happening to them though, is far more horrifying.

Here’s that spoilery trailer…