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.

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