Movie Monday (Red Riding Hood)Monday, March 14, 2011
- Hello Hottie-Hot-Hottie Shiloh Fernandez!
- Revamped fairy tale? I'm so there.
- It has a very gothic/medieval tone.. that's how I roll!
Parts of this movie that I loved:
- Chemistry of the characters
- The clothing was not only period-appropriate, but it also helped express the characters' personalities
- The special effects (ie. the wolf looked amazing, the various wounds and bites were done really well)
- The totally unexpected plot twists that kept me on edge
- Though the Peter-Valerie-Henry love triangle was emotional and played excellently by the cast, I still dislike that whole "you have to choose" situation
- Father Solomon was a very convincing pompous jerk!
- For being a PG-13 film, the violence was borderline rating-appropriate (ie. severed hands, sword-wielding bloodshed, bloody/body-strewn snow)
Red Riding Hood VS. Twilight: Similarities
- Same aerial landscape footage (we tried to find key locations from Twilight, like the infamous cliff-diving cliffs, or the spider-monkey tree)
- The whole "it only takes one bite and you'll be like me" scenario.. Been there, done that, thanks Edward!
- Bella and Valerie have the same dad, literally! Actor Billy Burke plays both Charlie Swan and Cesaire
- There was similar doom and gloom settings, especially in the woods
- Love triangle... need I say more? (Also the whole forbidden love thing)
- Innocent, young heroine is forced to comply by power-hungry elders (Volturi VS. Father Solomon)
- Same type of music for the action scenes, the love scenes, the fight scenes, the credits..
- Red Riding Hood has better wolves...much better
- Overall graphics and scenery (bloody snow > rainy gloom)
- Bella is a wuss, but Valerie has a secret dark side where she actually had some backbone!
- Valerie falls in love and picks a guy instead of dragging them both along for the ride
- Red Riding Hood has an ending that not only answers the big questions, but it also doesn't give everyone a happy ending, which somehow makes it so much better