Red Riding Hood: A fairly entertaining suspensful take on the classic fairy tale
By: Da'Mon Guy
Red Riding Hood is a moderately enjoyable, halfhearted film that attempts to induce a new creative spin on the classic fairy tale of the same name. It is one of the latest stories to receive a modern updating or re-imagining. This latest iteration of the tale tells the story of a werewolf that hunts the village where Red Riding Hood lives. The film stars Amanda Seyfried (Chloe), Gary Oldman (The Book of Eli), Virginia Madsen (The Haunting in Connecuit), Shiloh Fernandez (Cadillac Records), Billy Burke (Drive Angry), Luke Haas (Inception), Max Irons (Dorian Gray), and Julie Christie (Glorious 39).
Red Riding Hood is a lackluster, mediocre recreation of the long-endeared fairy tale by the same name. This is another film in the line of one of the current trends in Hollywood to remake any and every possible story in sight. This movie, however, isn’t as bad as some of the other victims of Hollywood’s remake craze. Red Riding Hood is a moderately entertaining film that creatively turns this classic fairy tale into story that is a caldron for a mixture of a love story, a horror, and suspense.