Friday, 6 January 2012

Red Riding Hood (2011)

Film of 2012 #4

Finally got a chance to see this film, however I was not actually that bothered about seeing the Wolf film from the director of Twilight based upon a simple Fairy tale. Amanda Seyfried plays Red who has a Grandmother in the woods and their village is haunted by a Werewolf that everybody knows about but lives with it until it goes to far and kills a young girl.

Now it plays very strong on fairly tales with some interesting homages including the Oh Grandma what Big Eyes you have, one of the main characters is called Peter, I just kept thinking of Peter and the Wolf while it was on. Overall this is not terrible but again it is not captivating, they try and create suspense around who is the Wolf and so many red herrings I was pretty sure i figured it out and I had.

And the promise you won't tell anyone was followed by that person telling everyone so blatent and obvious it was happy when it was over. You get some good performances from Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman has a bit part and I was surprised at where his character ended up. This is not worth seeing unless you catch it on TV or are interested to see anything to do with Werewolves, a 2 star film for me.

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