Culture clash is far from a new concept, and that of modern social norms vs those from yesteryear has also been used. Sometimes it’s as simple as a group cut off from the rest of civilization for a period of time, while society progressed (or regressed at time). However I’m usually not in the camp that insists modern day values have improved much and would triumph over old fashioned one. Granted we have improved much in gender and race equality, but a fair amount of other things have moved in the opposite direction. [break]
So since most directors realize a group of relatively youthful people would come off even worse trying to school the greatest generation, they usually make the antagonists somewhat crazy to begin with. If all else fails, they don’t need to blame traditionalism or religion… they just weren’t right in the head all along.
Upon reaching the house in the woods, they wander on it, and go through all the residents’ belonging before getting caught. The lady of the house is rather nice, while the father figure is stereotypically stern. Throughout the movie, we are introduced to more characters, but usually after a long period were you think you’ve met everyone. It isn’t usually logical, since we’d figure there wouldn’t be much room to hide them.
I won’t get into the ending, but a movie that just systematically kills off people until they run out, wouldn’t be entertaining, and they wisely avoid that, but the choice of conclusion raises a few more questions before time runs out, and they won’t be answered. Overall it’s a decent flick, and worth a watch. The characters in the traveling group aren’t as interesting, but the deranged family surely is.