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Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

Old 11-17-10, 07:50 PM
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Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

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Did a search, and didn't find anything about this movie. If nothing else, Seyfried really looks the part, and the music is cool. Why am I not surprised that they are publicizing the whole "from the director of Twilight" aspect?
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Re: Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

Full trailer is out:

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Not really sure what to make of this, except it seems to be aimed at the Twilight crowd.
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Re: Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

Saw both trailers. Looks terrible.
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Re: Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

doesn't look that great but i'll see it (rental) just for seyfried
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Re: Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

holding out hope for the unrated version
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Re: Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

It was okay, set in some time without guns, but with medieval type of weapons, and provincial outlook. The film was not all that exciting, even during direct confrontations with the big bad wolf (because the wolf is so ridiculously fast and strong), who had been satiated for years with livestock sacrifice under a blood red moon in order to not kill the people in a village, but then something happens, a human is killed by the wolf, and the villagers become truly fearful of their lives and are on high alert. Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is one of the villagers who is initially impacted by the human killing. The villagers call for the priest-like entity (played by Gary Oldman in an uninspired role) to help defend themselves from the wolf. After setting up some of the rules of the wolf (there are places that the wolf can't go), it ends up being a who-is-it supernatural mystery.

There is something in how Catherine Hardwicke (the director) frames her shots that is irritating to watch, she picks odd angles, and overall, those choices aren't as effective to mine the horror from the wolf's rampage (perhaps she's under the PG-13 shooting guidelines, nevertheless, better directors could think of better ways to shoot scenes than what she's demonstrated so far).

This film is aimed at young girls, and it might be a decent matinee viewing as well.

I give it 2 stars or a grade of C.
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Re: Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

11% on RT with more than 100 reviews in.

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Re: Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
11% on RT with more than 100 reviews in.

After reading the plot summary out of morbid curiosity, I'm not surprised it's rated so low.
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Re: Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
11% on RT with more than 100 reviews in.

Yeah, it really is that bad. I was constantly taken out of the movie because it was so jarringly obvious that everything was shot on a soundstage and not outdoors. I kept looking past the edge of the scenery to see if I could catch a glimpse of the building they were shooting in. There were times that the streets were supposed to be snow covered but it was clearly white sand instead. Unintentionally funny dialogue kept the audience I was with laughing at what should have been serious or tense moments.
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Re: Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

While I am happy to see this movie getting its just deserves for the Twilight knock-off it clearly proves, I really hope it doesn't hurt Amanda Seyfried's career too bad. I think she is a strikingly beautiful and talented actress and would hate to see her career derailed by the crappy movies she (or more likely her agent) has chosen.
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Re: Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

She has nice tits and good acting skills. Hopefully this doesn't damage either.
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Re: Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

Anyone want to spill the twist ending.?
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Re: Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

Originally Posted by starseed1981 View Post
Anyone want to spill the twist ending.?
The big bad wolf is really Adrien Brody?
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Originally Posted by starseed1981 View Post
Anyone want to spill the twist ending.?
Spoiler:
Her dad is the wolf. He kills her grandma. She kills her dad but her boyfriend gets bit. Everyone thinks she's dead so she lives alone in grandma's house waiting for her wolf boyfriend to come back for some doggy style, I guess.
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Re: Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

I'm assuming at least Gary Oldman is doing a good job in this flick?
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Re: Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

He tries, but the material is beneath him.
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Re: Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

I still need to see Tip Toes...just for Gary Oldman's "amazing" performance...
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Re: Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

Originally Posted by Patman View Post
He tries, but the material is beneath him.
Isn't he essentially an over-glorified cameo?
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Re: Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

What about Michael Hogan? I was shocked to see him cast in a feature film.
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Re: Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
I'm assuming at least Gary Oldman is doing a good job in this flick?
Saw this today and basically agree with the negative reviews. Oldman does the standard, vaguely Eastern European, Dracula without the hairbuns, self-righteous villain thing that he always does when he's just showing up for a paycheck. Someone needs to make a period horror movie with Oldman and Anthony Hopkins to see who wins the scenery-chewing contest (these are both actors I love, by the way, when they're actually trying).

My first comment less than 5 minutes into the movie: "I didn't know they had pretty-boy hairstyling gel in tiny medieval villages."

EDIT: I just realized that someone DID make a period horror movie with Oldman and Hopkins, and it was called Bram Stoker's Dracula. But that's a good movie, so it doesn't count.
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Re: Red Riding Hood (Hardwicke, Seyfried) (2011)

I seen this and the best thing I can say about it is that the 1hr40mins went alot faster than I thought they would. It was a "fast paced kinda non-stop action" flick and my wife loved it

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