Monday, 18 April 2011

If you love her, you'll let her go

Red Riding Hood (2011)
Chosen by me as I like to go to the cinema a lot.

Rather than use fairy tale to offer a subversive take on the world (ala Freeway) or highlight interesting themes and storytelling devices (such as a Neil Gaiman or a Angela Carter might do) this merely uses the fable set up to frame a love triangle of pasty faced look-a-likes who mope around achieving not much of anything really.
Like Scream all the other characters are simply there to be red herrings for the mystery of who is the werewolf (and like that recent movie it's not terribly hard to figure it out as it keeps side-lining the suspect in question).
It's not terribly made, offering up the odd pretty image but the deft touch with family dynamics Hardwicke exhibited in Twilight is not present here though the action is slightly better staged.

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