Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Red Riding Hood

Synopsis:Based on the tales, Little Red Riding Hood by Charles Perrault and Redcap by Brothers Grimm.
Max Irons and Amanda Seyfried in Red Riding Hood

Review: This is not your children's fairy tale that you grew up on before you go to sleep. If you read the Brothers Grimm version, it is not what you should tell children because it may give them nightmares than sleep. Catherine Hardwicke made the movie a dark fantasy story about a young girl living in a medieval village being terrorized by a werewolf.

It was even compared to Twilight because of the similarity of the characters and age bracket with the title character. Not to mention the choice of music that was being provided for the musical score might also appeal to the Twilight fans. It would only safe to say that this is the kind of story Hardwicke does in the movies.

Despite this, I find it better than Twilight. For the guys who were forced to watch this movie with their girlfriends, what makes this movie worthwhile was casting Gary Oldman. In addition of the new generation of actors like Amanda Seyfried, Shiloh Fernandez and Max Irons, it was good to see Virginia Madsen(Electric Dreams), Luke Haas(Inception), and Michael Hogan(Battlestar Galactica). Getting back to Gary Oldman, I must say that his character in this movie is similar to his past role from the movie, "The Professional".

This is one movie I can say that appeals to the adolescents just like the Twilight saga. I almost didn't enjoy this advance screening because someone from the audience brought her noisy child and he was keep on asking his mother questions about the movie. Although, it was not yet rated by the MTRCB during the special screening, it's common sense not to bring a child below the age of 12 in this type of movie. Red Riding Hood will be showing in all Philippine cinemas on March 11 and is distributed locally by Warner Bros. Philippines.

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