I was lucky enough to be invited to the premiere of Red Riding Hood last night at the Trinoma,and while it wasn’t as good as i had hoped, wished or prayed for, it was still a fairly enjoyable movie.
In some parts it reminded me of Twilight (just because of love triangle that involved those two hunks Shiloh Fernandez and Max Irons, which imade a lot of the ladies and exmen in the cinema giddy everytime they were shown) but Valerie or Red (played by Amanda Seyfried) looks way more gorgeous than Bella 😀
Amanda Seyfried was her usual pretty self (I’m kinda biased coz i could watch and stare into her “eyes” and ehem…for hours.) and it was fun to watch her trying to repress all that pent up sexuality underneath her corset– as in lagi na lang bitin.
Her “hood” was also so effin’ RED and watching the top camera view of her long flowing hood surrounded by all the snow was among my most favorite parts.
I also liked some of the scenes where they played a bit of homage to the 3 little pigs and when red and her grandma was doing the “What big eyes you have” dialogue. And since I failed to guess who the wolf was, i think they did a pretty decent job of hiding the twist.
The movie could have been a lot better, if it only knew what it really wanted to do –just like the wolf.
Also wait for the ending when Red encounters the Wolf again…Oh Red what a big smile you have.
In Red Riding Hood, Seyfried plays Valerie, a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Max 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 (Gary 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.
Actor Billy Burke who plays Red/Valerie’s father also played the role of Charlie Swan–Bella’s father in the Twilight series
Director Catherine Hardwicke also directed the origina Twilight Film.