Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Red Riding Hood (2011)

Director: Catherine Hardwicke. Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Lukas Haas, Gary Oldman, Virginia Madsen, Julie Christie, Michael Hogan. 100 min. Rated PG-13. USA/Canada. Fantasy/Mystery.

As mentioned here, I enjoy when childhood stories are given an evil adult twist. But not a cheesy evil adult twist, with a "who's the werewolf" whodunit masquerading as a dark fairy tale. I'm not being sarcastic: the best element here is the costume/production design; Amanda Seyfried's red robes against the white snow are the sole pleasing thing to watch. Don't be tricked by Gary Oldman or Julie Christie's presence among the cast; this was directed by Catherine "Twilight" Hardwicke. She just can't get enough of those forest overhead shots.

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