Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Movie Review - possible spoilers

So I took my mom to see "Red Riding Hood" on Friday. Yes, they were playing it in the 21+ theater, no we did not have a drink. I was sad to note they are not longer carrying my fave bubbly, Rosa Regale. If you haven't had it, I suggest buying your fave piece of chocolate, a bottle of this awesome champagne and get down! But I didn't let that get me down. We ordered the appropriate greasy goodness and settled into the plush over-sized rocker chairs.

Was the movie great? No. Was it good? Based on my expectations, yes. I really did not have high hopes for this movie. I put it up there with the "Twilight" movies. That way when its over I'm not angry about the 2 hours I just spent in there.

Now the acting was far and away better than the "Twilight" movies, but with Gary Oldman how could it not be? But we're meant to think of this as a medieval mountain town somewhere in Europe and everyone has and American accent and using modern American slang. Seriously, they said "okay" many, many times. That grates on my nerves. Oh and the main love interest had Robert Pattinson hair. That is unacceptable.

The plot was fine, as far as that goes, but I'm not big on stories that have 4-5 red herrings. Is he the wolf? No, him? Wait, her? I hate that. Misdirection is fine, but when you have a story that wants you to think that EVERYONE could be the bad guy it becomes cheesy and cliche.

The ending was no surprise, but most of the movie had little surprise.

I'm afraid I sound like I hated the movie, and I didn't, but if you got to see it with high expectations you're going to be as disappointed as you were walking out of "The Da Vinci Code." Don't say I didn't warn you.


Roland D. Yeomans said...

Sounds like that movie might have better with that drink! There are movies we go into, knowing that they will light. But that's all right, isn't it? It's when they mislead you that rankles. You have a great looking blog, Roland

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