Reviewed by: Dave Clements
|Featuring:||Anne Hathaway … Red (voice)
Glenn Close … Granny (voice)
James Belushi … The Woodsman (voice)
Patrick Warburton … The Wolf (voice)
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Todd Edwards (co-director)
Tony Leech (co-director)
|Producer:||The Weinstein Company
Blue Yonder Films
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The Weinstein Company
“Trouble in the Hood”
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Little Red Riding Hood: A classic story, but there’s more to every tale than meets the eye. Before you judge a book by its cover, you’ve got to flip through the pages. For this story, we begin at the end. Furry and feathered cops from the animal world investigate a domestic disturbance at Granny’s cottage, involving a girl, a wolf, and an axe. The charges are many: breaking and entering, disturbing the peace, intent to eat, and wielding an axe without a license. Not to mention, this case might be tied to the elusive “Goody Bandit” who has been stealing the recipes of goody shops everywhere.”
“Hoodwinked” is a fast-paced, lighthearted film that entertains young and old alike. The hour and 20 minutes went by very quickly and left me wanting more. The animation reminds older folks like me of the Disney movies I grew up watching.
The intriguing story line may be a little difficult for really young viewers, however, 5 year olds and up should have no trouble.
I highly recommend this film to all who want to be entertained and have a good laugh.
Sequel to this movie: Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011)
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