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Red Riding Hood Reviews

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September 19, 2017
Come on 10% by critics that's just crazy I found it to be a good movie with a lot of good action with good fights people should get ready for the wolf so can the people stop the wolf and fight it and win. So the movie is a bit dark, scary. Etc. Hay I thought it was a good fairy tale movie now I give this movie 70%
½ September 8, 2017
There have been many attempts at making a Red Riding Hood movie with actresses like Christina Ricci and Kathleen Archebald along side Amanda Seyfried taking the role whom doesn't challenge at making any kind of difference.

The Big Bad Wolf is as suppose to be and it seemed that Hardwick was trying to put together another chronicle by perhaps turning the whole wolf deal into a tragic love story by beginning it with a mystery that failed miserably. The movie try's to keep you wondering who the wolf could be, but it drags so much that by the time it draws near, you just want to get it over with and find out who the wolf is that doesn't seem to matter when the beast is revealed.

You'll find more or less skits from the fairy tale involving pigs, the grandmother etc., but it really doesn't do the movie justice and some things seemed to have been overdone.
Super Reviewer
June 28, 2017
Gary Oldman, as the fiery preacher out to rid the world of demons and their influence, saves this bedtime story that confuses itself with a typical detective whodunit (only here it's who-is-it: who's the big, bad wolf? Is it the town mayor, or the blacksmith, or ... just who is it?). The other characters concern themselves with Riding Hood's secondary concern, which is who will bed her? Thank goodness Oldman was in this, underwritten as it was for a teenage crowd!
May 20, 2017
Thought it was a BRILLIANT film.
I love these "Live Action" Remakes.
February 25, 2017
People hate on this movie all the time. But if I had to choose between this and any other overblown teen fantasy romance ide choose this one hands down. It's an interesting take on an old tale. It is way better then twilight.
½ February 10, 2017
Incoherent and dreadful rubbish. (First and only viewing - 11/9/2011)
½ February 5, 2017
Wasn't keen on this the film time around but much preferred it the 2nd time. Different to a lot of other films out there and a good twist at the end.
January 2, 2017
Thank you Hollywood for ruining a classic novel such a shitty movie
November 20, 2016
Red Riding Hood is a disappointing film. It is about a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter much to her family's displeasure. Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman give horrible performances. The script is badly written. Catherine Hardwicke did a terrible job directing this movie. I was not impressed with this motion picture.
November 10, 2016
completely loved the story that i watched it 4 times in a row XD !!!!!
October 30, 2016
i really like this movie because amanda seyfried is os hot and gorgwous and such a good actress
June 25, 2016
A very different story then the childhood "Little Red Riding Hood" but a very good spin off. Yes she still goes to Grandma's house, yes she still meets a wolf, but its way different.
June 18, 2016
It's such a beautiful movie for me. I would really love it if there's going to be a sequel. Maybe a story going about Valerie and Peter having a child and them being in danger and such.
June 14, 2016
No is a bad movie, but, yes very silly.
April 30, 2016
One of my all time favorite movies of all time. I love this movie and I love Amanda Seyfried. She is such a great Red riding hood.
March 26, 2016
I really liked it. The only movie to make a interesting werewolf that I've seen. I'm surprised with all the bad reviews.
½ March 26, 2016
Reminds me of Twilight. Poor acting, poor story telling, and it was just bad just bad.
½ March 24, 2016
Fantastic!!!!!=) I absolutely thought Amanda Seyfried looked a lot better, when she's with the guy that was dressed in black as Shiloh
March 1, 2016
O, for the love of all that is Grimm, what hath 'twilight' wrought? Now with even more to answer for, Ex-production designer turned melodramatic TV special director Catherine Hardwick has produced an excruciating Twilight clone that can only be described as one of the worst supernatural thrillers in recent memory, Red Ridding Hood.

Mythology has once again been reinvented cashing in on familiarity rather than creativity by rearing its ugly head in the shape of a wolf.

In a secluded mountain village, ethereally beautiful young towns maiden Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is torn between two suitors: her choice is a humble childhood-sweetheart woodcutter Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthier and far less adventurous Henry (Max Irons).

Valerie and Peter plan to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the big bad werewolf that has prowled the dark forest surrounding their village for years.

Until now, the denizens of this picturesque village have appeased the marauding creature in an uneasy truce, offering a monthly animal sacrifice to keep him abstained from taking human life. But under a blood red moon, the wolf ups the stakes by breaking this treaty and killing unprovoked.

The village minister (Lukas Haas) calls on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Gary Oldman) for aid and guidance however impatient and hungry for revenge, the townsfolk gather their pitchforks and scythes and head into the forest to 'kill the beast'.

As expected, they return home not only without the head of the beast but also weighed down by more human loss. Arriving shortly after with his own band of warriors and a large metal elephant torture device for extracting information, Father Solomon explains that taking a human form by day the wolf is hidden among them.

Turning families and friends on each other, Father Soloman warns that under the blood moon, 'a man bitten, is a man damned' and anyone attacked by the beast will face judgement.

After and intriguing and very intimate encounter with the werewolf where she is able to distinguish its intent, Valerie fears that the animal could in fact be someone she loves. Unable to keep her distinctly lupine tendencies unnoticed, Valerie is accused of witchery and Father Solomon's holy man act drops to show him as little more than a mercenary. Offering Valarie as the ultimate sacrifice can father Solomon flush out the beast? Can Peter or Henry save her? Which red herring will it be?

Taking extreme creative licence, this Brothers Grimm original fairytale has now been cross-pollinated to yet another Catherine Hardwick twi-hard melodrama fantasy thriller. With a medieval setting but contemporary vibe, look and sound, a preposterous love triangle, soap opera theatrics, dreadful dialogue and ludicrously comatose acting nothing about this strenuous project comes together.

Even as far as the production design, which is striking due to Director Hardwick's extensive experience, the film doesn't fit. Too Glossy, Synthetic and sterile the story's over emphasised fanciful roots clash with unseasonal colours and evocatively overextended scapes, even acclaimed Australian cinematographer Mandy Walker can't contain the misguided concepts.

The Verdict: Red Ridding Hood is not as romantic as Twilight nor as threatening, and considering they were 'vegetarian' vampires that's really saying something. Oh Red Ridding hood; my, what big pretensions you have....

Published: The Queanbeyan Age
Date of Publication: 01/04/2011
February 16, 2016
Pretty cool, pleasantly I watched. Nicely done wolf.
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