John & Becky’s Movie Review of Red Riding Hood

Becky and I went to see Red Riding Hood last week at the AMC Theaters in Castle Rock, CO with our friends Rod & Kimberly. I got called out of the movie because of a series of crazy events and missed most of the film. While we were in Keystone this week, we went and saw it again with Conroy, Corban and Bianca, so I got to give it a second go around. The Fandango website at Red Riding Hood describes the movie as follows:

“Young Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) feels torn between two men. She loves Peter, but her parents intend that she marry wealthy Henry. Valerie and Peter plan to run away together, but before they can put the plan into action, her sister is killed by a werewolf. The villagers call in Father Solomon (Gary Oldman), a famous monster hunter, to help, but when Solomon warns that the beast takes human form by day, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf is someone she loves…”

The Review
Red Riding Hood is an adaptation of the original short story, Little Red Riding Hood or Red Riding Cap in Grimm’s Fairy Tales. If you’re ever read the original story it is very short, about seven pages long, but this rendition takes quite a few liberties with the story to create a pretty wild movie

The critics didn’t like this movie very much and I think that’s because it’s more like a Play than a movie at times. We all liked it and though it has some good action and suspense. It’s not a great film by any stretch, but it was worth the price of admission with some good plot twists and characters. Amanda Seyfried does a good job as Little Red Riding Hood and the fact that the Big Bad Wolf is a werewolf made it rather entertaining. The kids all liked it too and it wasn’t too scary for them with the PG-13 rating.

John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – *** Worth The Trip

Conroy – *** Worth The Trip
Corban – *** Worth The Trip
Bianca – *** Worth The Trip

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