AppsScraps Movie Reviews

Aug 13, 2012

Red Riding Hood

Release date: 7 March 2011 (Hollywood, California)

Catherine Hardwicke directs the latest version of Little Red Riding Hood's journey to grandma's house in this thriller. When Valerie's (Amanda Seyfried) sister is killed by a werewolf, she starts to suspect something's up with her rather odd family, in particular her gramdmother (a mis-cast Julie Christie who seems to forgotten everything about acting) who lives all alone out in the woods. The townsfolk are on the warpath to do-in the naughty werewolf led by the town's priest, Solomon (the always good Gary Oldman). The story in its broadest sense is familiar and the manner of filming here is refreshing. Yet even with the twists along the way, Red Riding Hood ultimately fails to engage this viewer - blame Seyfried and Christie- and the ending involving relevations about Valierie's dad, Cesaire (Billy Burke) leave little bite. 

My rating 4 out of 10.

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