Friday, 20 May 2011

Red Riding Hood

This adaptation of LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD was beyond my expectations. I never thought of writing this when I walked into the cinema. Who would have guessed that this children's folktale will be made into a movie for all? J Mmm... as for me, never in my wildest dreams. I assume movie makers are running out of ideas.

From the start, you will be transported to breathtaking scenery, thrilling love triangle and a plot that will keep you guessing the identity of the Big Bad Wolf. The concept remains the same but the plot has been adapted to suit all audiences. Kids, beware! The combination of newcomers and experienced casts brings life to this movie. By now, traditional real life special effects with the likes of Rick Baker have given way to CGI (Computer Generated Images) Here it is the Big Bad Wolf. As this movie is set in medieval times, its costumes are dark and gloom. So, when Valarie (AMANDA SEYFRIED) dons the RED RIDING HOOD, she glows among these characters. Now, she is the life, fashion and inspiration of the movie. Her costume glow sets her apart from other dark and gloom movies. Upon deeper thoughts, this movie is reminiscent of Twilight saga but with more beautiful scenery, thrilling action, continuous suspense and with Henry (MAX IRONS), making the love triangle interesting. If this looks familiar, he is the son of legendary actor, Jeremy Irons (Dungeons & Dragons) and one of Glamour UK's seven most eligible British bachelors. Though both movies are dark and gloom, costumes and characters in RED RIDING HOOD are much more colourful and interesting. I am inspired.

Boys and girls, go catch this at your nearest cinema. It is worth every penny. Can we have more folktales movies like 'Hansel & Gretel', 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' or 'Three Billy Goats Gruff'? Now THEESE will be interesting! ;-) 

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