RED RIDING HOOD

Thursday, December 08 th, 2016 at 00:12 am 

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RED RIDING HOOD

SYNOPSIS

Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family’s displeasure.

JOY’S REVIEW

Red Riding Hood is directed by Catherine Hardwicke, who directed Twilight and Thirteen. The reason I tell you that before I tell you that Amanda Seyfried is in it, or Gary Oldman, or Billy Burke, or Shiloh Fernandez, or Max Irons, or Virginia Madsen, or Lucas Haas, or Julie Christie, is because this kind of looks like Twilight Germany style, with a werewolf instead of a vampire. It is beautifully shot. Everybody looks dewy and fabulous, but it is very much sort of a teen — even with the two guys competing for whether you want to be team Peter or team Hal. But having said that, it is beautiful. It is kind of a giggle to watch Little Red Riding Hood being deconstructed as a teenage love story. It is fun watching Gary Oldman chew on the scenery.. When she gets into bed to talk with her grandmother about how big her eyes are, everybody giggles, but I think that’s intentional. It’s very dewy. It’s very sexy. It’s very pretty. And it’s very Catherine Hardwicke. But having said that, it should make a lot of money and it’s kind of fun. It’s too scary for young kids. I would give it three and a half stars.

JOY’S METER

1/2