Valerie (Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (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 (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... Written by Warner Bros. Pictures
Whos afriad of the big bad wolf? Ok so when i decided to go see this movie, I thought it was going to be an over the top sexy version of a classic tale. Boy was a I wrong. This movie did have its moments when the passionate love interfered with the story, but it wasn't chessy or trashy it was romantic and steamy so it was ok that it took away from the story for a moment or two because it seemed to draw you in to how much the two characters cared for each other. Catherine Hardwicke the director of Twilight twisted this classic childerns tale into a movie perfect for teens and adults, while not wrecking it but modernizing it. The acting is very good, I could not say any of them lost character at all. Amanda Seyfried did an excellent job showing the passion she felt for her lover Peter played by Shiloh Fernandez when she was suppose to be engaged to one of the wealthy bachlors in the villiage Henry played by Max Irons. Gary Oldman by far was the best in the moive playing the very pyschoitic Father Solomon who is called to the town by the resident Father to slay the wolf. Red Riding had me guessing who the wolf was to the very end, the director does a fantisict job in making it seem like everyone but who least expect and in the end is the most obvious. Like in most of her movies Catherine does an amazing job with scerney and nature shots, fromt the moutains covered in a layers of snow, to the beautiful enchanted woods, and the fairytale like village. I would not skip this movie, it's worth the ticket money if your looking for drama and romance. So I'll ask again who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
Trailer for Red Riding Hood