Movie:Red Riding Hood

Director: Catherine Hardwicke

Actors: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldham

MPAA rating: PG 13

Running time: 100 mins

Tagline: Believe the legend. Beware the wolf.

Valerie (Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast--one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect...and bait.

I picked this movie because it was at Redbox

What I liked the Most? The grown up touches that the classic story got

What I liked the Least? How physically dark the movie is - I don't like squinting to see

Review: Ok this is a dark (and I mean that in several different ways) telling of Little Red Riding Hood. I enjoyed the scenery and the dream aspects a lot more than I had thought I would. I could have done without the love triangle portion of it, it reminded me entirely too much of Twilight. And I for one didn't expect the end.
Recommended to: fans of off beat horror

Best Quote: "There must be a God because you are the devil."

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