All of that doesn't detract from its positive qualities. It has a great all-star cast who all give great performances, bringing the characters to life. Not a single actor doesn't do a fantastic job. The script is weighed down with some outlying corny lines and awkward phrasing, but it all sounds fine coming from the actors. The little subplots that they each have are interesting and don't get old despite repeating a lot of events. That can easily keep me entertained. It all leads up to an unsatisfying finale that ends with a blatant sequel-bait, but I digress. I still find the whole movie to be a lot of fun.
Hoodwinked follows the crime scene of who stole the priceless goodies - Little Red Riding Hood, Granny, The Wolf, and an idiotic lumberjack. We delve into how they got themselves into the situation they're in and why they're such awfully done characters.
Hoodwinked does a poor job at replicating Shrek's success, both at the fairy tale element and never giving up as a franchise. Its characters are bland and unfunny (I'm mainly talking about the hyperactive squirrel used as the main comedic element) and its animation is noticably cheap and unprofessional, with B-listers (and some D-listers) headlining the cast. Hoodwinked's biggest mystery is why it was made, and why it wouldn't give up for a second film...