Red Riding Hood (2011)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
This movie should have been awesome but comes out as just alright. The cast chosen for this movie are pretty big names such as Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke and Max Iron 🙂 . I know they can all act as I have seen them in other things, but in this they are just passable. I felt nothing for any of the characters especially those in the “love triangle”. The “throes of passion” between these lovers was lack lustre and I quite honestly did not care who survived or who she would end up with 😛 . The look of the wolf is decent and graphics aren’t bad 🙂 . The visuals are great and the colour palette of this movie is worth the watch 😀 . The story is good enough but predictable and anti-climatic. The twist is pretty good (probably the best part) as you don’t suspect who it is 😛 . However, I wish the film did not have its annoying anguish and just plain angry moments. Like how the town treated Valerie or bringing in that medieval torture device! The story had plot holes and failed to truly captivate. Though to be fair, this isn’t the worst movie and thanks to the twist, is passable 🙂 . You can see Twilight movie elements as the one of the directors in this was involved in that movie 😛 . It tried to focus on teenagers who liked that film rather than focus on the actual story of Red Riding Hood. The main problem is this film tries to be too many things which then leads it to just being an alright movie. I am not sure I would recommend this movie but it not the worst I have seen 😛 . Enjoy 🙂
I give this film 2 Stars out of 5!