March 16, 2011

Movie Review: Red Riding Hood

"Red Riding Hood" is a modern take on the traditional fairytale. Amanda Seyfried played Valerie, as known as Red Riding Hood, who was set to marry the wealthy blacksmith Henry (Max Irons) but was in love with the Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), a woodcutter. For years the werewolf haunted the village and eventually moved from sacrificial animals to killing people. Hungry for revenge, the villagers found out that the werewolf took human form by day and so it could be anyone.

Amanda Seyfried delivered a great performance. Her acting as Valerie was believable and her pale porcelain complexion was perfect for the part. However, as good looking as Shiloh was in the movie... I just didn't feel his chrisma or the chemistry. And Max was just dull, but he was suppose to be the unattractive boring one so I guess he was playing his part.

The movie kept me entertained and parts were scary enough that I actually covered my eyes. Some of the dialogues were cheesy but it was directed from the same director as "Twilight" (so what do you expect?). The demographic of the film is for the "Twilight" crowd, but it is more eventful than watching Robert Pattinson stalking Kristen Stewart.

And for those that have seen this already, does it surprise you that this movie is only rated PG in Canada? I thought it should be at least PG13. Call me a wimp but the movie is quite gruesome for PG, don't you think?

I give this movie 3.5/5 big bad wolves.




Pictures from imdb.com

44 comments:

  1. Ok, I´m not gonna see it :) Thanks for the review. I like Amanda Seyfried thou, she truly is a beauty.

    xx
    M.

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  2. Well I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'm definitely going to catch it on a tuesday where I get free movie tickets. I like amanda seyfried, she rocks! =) That sucks that men sucked in it, but oh well. =P

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  3. hmm... sounds better than twilight, i may considering watching this after reading ur review!

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  4. I actually want to see this xD I am very impressed with how far AS has come from her mean girl days! She's coming close to eclipsing RMcAdams these days :D Though who would've known Lindsey Lohan would've have fallen this far -_-;; I already read the spoilers (i can never resist) and it's nice to see her moving ever so slowly away from the typical HAPPY romance. I'd LOVE to see her take a role that wasn't tailored for the teen demographic though. Maybe like a insane serial killer...omg I'd die to see AS pretty, doe eyes going insane (ok that made me sound creepy).

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  5. This movie just premiered here last weekend and I am dying to see it..I like Amanda Seyfried and the film actually looks interesting with the modern take on the classic fairytale...thanks for the review, maybe I´ll see it this sunday

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    Andy
    The Black Label

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  6. I am excited to see this, i've been waiting for it for days now i saw the trailer and am so eager to watch it already the fact too that i love amanda.. I fell in love with letters to juliet and mama mia so i guess this is yet another catch of her :) thanks for the review too..:)

    Take care pretty face!

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  7. I wanna see this! I'll probably wait until it comes out on video, but I love Amanda!

    XOXO

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  8. love it love it!!!! :D great post! i am definitely following your blog...love what you always post

    xx

    fashionbit

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  9. Always looking for a new movie to go see...perhaps this weekend! :)

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  10. I saw this reviewed elsewhere as well and I"m so intrigued to see it!

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  11. lol....i hate scart movies. i think i will pass esp since i have never been a twilight fan either.

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  12. I'll have to go and see it. Anything better than Twilight is ok with me, not a fan of the movies, I preferred the books. But, this movie looks interesting :) xx

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  13. Maybe when it comes out on DVD... I know the husband will NEVER want to sit through it!

    K.

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  14. I love Amanda Seyfried! :)
    She's an amazing actress :) x

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  15. I wanted to see a review of this, I am in for seeing it and the bf said NO. Now I know I will prob pop in!

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  16. great review! I wanted maybe to go see it, but if you say it's a lot like twilight I'm not so sure anymore :)

    xxx

    lifeisroyalty.blogspot.com

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  17. *snickers* A wealthy blacksmith? I've never heard of a wealthy blacksmith in a fairy tale or in history in general. Ever. I considered seeing this movie because the visuals looked cool, but I don't think I can get past the silliness of that one little logical loophole to enjoy the film.

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  18. Ha! I wont be seeing it! thank you luv!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxo

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  19. ugh I totally gave up on this as soon as I heard the person who directed this is the same person behind twilight, but now, I might see this film, I do love Amanda <3 although nothing can beat her Karen Smith

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  20. thanks for the review i was thinking about watching this.. i love amanda seyfried!

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  21. I need to find someone to see this with. I like Seyfried, even though she will always be the girl whose chest "can tell when it's raining". =)

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  22. I want to see this. I think she's so cute, & she can act.

    I love me some Kim Kardashian, but no way can I support her acting/music career. (However, I do support her booty!)

    $armin

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  23. Great review, entertaining as always. I am stricken on whether or not to see this one, it may be more of a download ;)

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  24. i have to see this movie and i love,love,love your blog!!!

    i follow you..follow me back if you want ;)

    keep in touch <3

    http://starlightsworld.blogspot.com/

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  25. Can't wait to see this movie! A lot of good reviews about it, including yours :) I look forward to their costumes actually!

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  26. ..thank u for the review! :)
    i don't know when will it be released here in italy.. i hope it won't disappoint me as "Alice in Wonderland" by tim burton did. :S
    thank u for the comment :)
    x
    V.

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  27. I had thought this looked decent. Thanks for the review. I haven't really watched movies lately, but I was lucky enough to catch The Adjustment Bureau. It was good!

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  28. I feel like some of the cinematography in this movie is wonderful. But... I wouldn't watch it for the plot.

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  29. 3.5 bad wolves is pretty decent. Thanks for the review and I'll see what girlfriends are willing to see this with me.

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  30. the twilight director huh? definitely must have some corny moments then. i think the movie concept is so neat though, to take such a classic children's story and adapt it.. the pictures from the movie look great too.

    http://youareashootingstar.blogspot.com/

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  31. I haven't seen this but it looks pretty good :D Idk if it's worthy of movie theater price though...I might just wait until the dvd comes out :P

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  32. great review :) I can't wait to see this! I'm actually glad to see the direction Seyfried is going with her acting. I hope to see her in more "serious" films as her career keeps going.

    PS- aah! still snowing?! I wish I could fedex you some warmth and sunshine! ♥

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  33. I don't think the director for the Twilight movie can ever make a serious movie ever! Really a shame since it had such a great cast!

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  34. I really want to watch this! :P

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  35. I'll be waiting for this to come to DVD and even so, I may forgo. I've just heard to many bad reviews to want to bother with it :o/ Plus, I'm not too intrigued by the whole Red Ridinghood story.

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  36. oooo. if someone else had to cover their eyes, it'll really mean I'd be done for!

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  37. Everyone seems to be loving the movie. It's on my "to watch" movies. I just hope to get a break from work. It's been a crazy, crazy work week. Love your blog.

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  38. i love your blog and the way you write!! amanda looks beautiful as always!! dunno if i want to watch it if its pg or if its directed to the twilight crowd.. :(

    Jennifer
    http://monchinee.blogspot.com

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  39. I kind of wanted to see this because of the werewolf and old fairytale part... I'm still on the fence though, like I can wait until it comes out on video.

    Hopefully you do a review for Sucker Punch before I most likely see that. Hot girls kicking ass... how can it not be good?!

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  40. I have to watch this!

    http://fashionmef.blogspot.com/

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  41. thanks for the review Pop! i guess i ll watch it.. and i think Amanda is a good actress.

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  42. Thanks for the review!! I would quite like to see this film, my husband's not so keen though. Amanda Seyfried looks beautiful in the screen shots.

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