Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Red Riding Hood Remix (a Review byte)

A girl running through the woods with a blood red cape is an interesting image to look at when it comes down to movie ads. But when you are in a movie theater waiting for the beginning credits to roll in you are hoping to be scared off your seat; especially with a title such as Red Riding Hood in blood red font. This movie is a werewolf story taken place in medieval times with actors dressed elaborate enough to bring you back to that time shared by shows like Hercules and Xena The Warrior Princess. Although, the title is promising with its blood red color, the gory scenes are left to be desired. There aren't any good hot sex scenes despite the romantic turmoil and the dialog doesn't match up with the suspenseful music. Despite these certain factors, Catherine Hardwicke did a good job bringing the original parts of the childhood fairytale at the conclusion of the movie. So, expect the DVD to have better extras than the actual production. I will give it 3.5 stars for its attempt at giving it a Grimm Brothers theme but not doing the full scare it could have done.

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