Friday, March 11, 2011

Red Riding Hood

Opening this weekend: Red Riding Hood, directed by Catherine Hardwicke

I am excited about this movie and will plunk down money to see it, not because I love Hardwicke (Twilight was a little too much plotless-meditation-on-the-beauty-of-R-Pattz for me), but because she is one of the few women out there directing potential blockbusters and I want her to succeed, damnit! Also, I love Amanda Seyfried.

Synopsis from AllMovie:

Amanda Seyfried stars in this dark retelling of the classic Little Red Riding Hood fable, set in a medieval village where a werewolf has been terrorizing the citizens. Though the night has become a more and more dangerous time for the villagers, who never know when the beast will leave more bodies strewn in its wake, Valerie is a girl on the brink of womanhood, and is so preoccupied with her love and lust for an orphaned woodcutter that she risks leaving herself vulnerable — both literally and figuratively. Meanwhile, the townspeople hire a werewolf hunter (Gary Oldman) to track down the monster and kill it before it wreaks more bloody havoc. But as suspicions brew, the people of the once peaceful town begin to turn on each other, letting the innocence of their formerly happy community fall further and further into the past.

The movie's official website is here.

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