Monday, June 27, 2011

Red Riding Hood

“Oh Grandma, what big eyes you have, grandma what big ears you have, and grandma what big teeth you have”. . . I was waiting for this line throughout the whole movie!!  You can’t retell a classic fairytale without throwing in some of the famous lines!  This movie is exactly what you think it might be . . . if you liked the Twilight movies – you will like this one.  Dark, suspenseful, moody, a creature of the night, and as fear and love intertwine . . you wonder if our beautiful young girl will make the right choice or end up as wolf meat!  Amanda Seyfried plays Valerie, the village girl who is head over heels in love with a childhood friend. They make plans to run away together because she is betrothed to another villager.  Just as they plan to make their escape – her sister is killed by the wolf and the villagers band together to kill the creature once and for all.  But you know fairy tales are never that simple.  Enter in The Wolf Hunter, played by the slippery and slithering, Gary Oldman (he has always given me the creeps since he played Dracula).  From there the chase begins . . . and clues are given to see if you can figure out who the wolf is.  Is it Valerie herself, her lovers, the hunter, or heaven forbid . . . the grandma!!!  A Grimm’s fairy tale is given a modern twist as we watch the story convulse with good versus evil until you come face to face with the wolf . . .then the question is . . .are you ready for the end?  Because in the fairytale the wolf eats the grandma and Red Riding Hood herself and then he himself dies.  But what fate lays ahead for the wolf . . . will it matter who it turns out to be . . . . and what of the young lovers . . . all will be revealed as you come along for the adventure of Red Riding Hood.

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