TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - August 28, 2018
2012's Cabin in the Woods remains one of the most thoroughly entertaining genre films of the decade and director Drew Goddard has finally gone back behind the camera for his follow-up. Bad Times at the El Royale looks like another subversive and violent take on the kind of film we've all seen dozens of times before, and it's got a cast to beat the band.
Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, and Nick Offerman star in this flick about a group of dubious individuals who all end up in the same motel on the same night. In a Goddard-esque twist, however, it appears as if someone's watching them, literally, as there's a walkway that allows supervisors to see everything going on in the rooms.
I'm not sure how this will all play out, but I know that Goddard is good enough at this sort of thing to merit a modicum of trust. Plus, who doesn't love seeing Jeff Bridges grumble his way through another role as a grizzled old salt? This will also be a great place to see what Goddard can do with a bigger cast and bigger budget, as his next film is going to be the Deadpool 2 follow-up X-Force.
Bad Times at the El Royale hits theaters on October 5.