RED RIDING HOOD (Theatrical Release Unted States 2011)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì 

Red Riding Hood—live action expansion on the Little Red Riding Hood children’s story—works with a musical background that needs more creativity to enhance the film’s story. The film’s presentation falls flat despite best attempts to add to the original story. Unfortunately, the movie does not move into the rank of great films or films that can be added to the home library. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images 


Red Riding Hood moves into the werewolf genre to explain an ancient childhood fairy tale. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Catherine Hardwicke for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, and Julie Yorn for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Valerie (Amanda Seyfried), Suzette (Virginia Madsen), Cesaire (Billy Burke), Grandmother (Julie Christie), Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), Henry Lazar (Max Irons), Father Solomon (Gary Oldman), Adrien Lazar (Michael Shanks), Madame Lazar (Christine Willes), The Captain (Adrian Holmes), The Reeve (Michael Hogan), Father Auguste (Lukas Haas), Lucie (Alexandria Maillot), Roxanne (Shauna Kaine), Prudence (Kacey Rohl), Rose (Carmen Lavigne), Marguerite (Jennifer Halley), and The Wolf (Voice of Archie Rice). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. It’s an interesting interpretation of Red Riding Hood, but it falls short of making an impression on a general audience as it chooses to move into the supernatural realm to explain the original story. The musical score is an odd choice throughout the movie. 

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