#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast–one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect…and bait.
Plot: Valerie is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry another man – who is wealthy. Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter plan to run away together when they learn that Valerie’s older sister has been killed by a werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon, 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.
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The better to bore you with, my dear.
Has it become increasingly difficult to write an ending? Have writers suddenly forgotten that the climax is the high point of a story? Or is Hollywood getting lazy? Red Riding Hood is probably the most frustrating and unsatisfying movie I’ve been to, and the above reason is just one of many. While it certainly isn’t bad, I haven’t finished feeling so let down since Haneke’s “The White Ribbon”.
Of course, Hardwicke is a director who is willing take big risks. She did so with Twilight, which was a huge smash with teens everywhere. And she does have a good eye for a shot, and several scenes here show. If had to recommend the movie for one thing alone, it would be for the visuals. The look of the film has a gorgeous, lush and colourful palette that made this film worth seeing on the big screen.
The film’s biggest problem aside from being anti-climatic is that the plot is just… a mangled mess. It reads like a really bad fanfiction. If you thought Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland was bad… .wait till you get a load of this movie. We have several plot points that come in and suddenly are left do die, one of which includes Father Solomon played by Gary Oldman, who is made to be a crazy bastard type character, and we don’t see anything to prove it. To top it all off, it’s rife with clichés, like the obligatory love triangle, the whodunit, damned protagonist.
The actors are a mixed bag. Seyfried does a good job here and has plenty of emotion in her performance. She has plenty of cheesy lines but she does a good job for what she has to work with. Gary Oldman was also great, but that was expected as he always shines with every performance. On the downside, Shiloh Fernandez gives one of the worst performances ever here. He spends the whole movie looking like he wants to punch someone and reads his lines like he’s reading them off a paper. And Virginia Madsen just awful here as well, and is over-acting Billy Burke In short Red Riding Hood is a film that has plenty of promise, but sadly doesn’t live up to it. It isn’t a bad film by any means, but you are most likely to leave disappointed.
Red Riding Hood does its best to combine elements from already established mythology while showing all the psychological aspects of the story as well.
This movie has garnered some rough reviews. There is serious criticism for many of the performances and the plot. Frankly, I disagree with all of this, and found the whole thing fascinating. Movies like this, which retell such a classic tale, have a tough road. If they stray too much from the plot, people get upset. But staying faithful earns the label of “cliché.” Of course it’s cliché, it’s a classic story told for hundreds of years! Clearly, I am of the school that doesn’t care that I most likely know the ending to a story that’s been taken apart and put back together. It’s the reimagining that counts. And in this, I think it’s important to know that, while the director Catherine Hardwicke is known for her previous work on Twilight, she also directed the fabulous Thirteen, and did design production on many more surreal movies like Vanilla Sky. In fact, the direction and cinematography are breathtaking. The use of symbols and color is unmistakable and brings about a sense of darkness, of love and sex and death. The themes so prevalent in all the stories are entrenched deep into the bones of this movie, through the very act of filming it.
I was surprised by how much of the old tales were in this version. There is a scene with implied cannibalism, the wolf is weighed down with rocks, and the wolf comes out in every form possible. There were many wolves in this movie, some metaphorical and some very real. Peter, the woodsman, is the Sexual Wolf. He is the bad boy that every straight girl falls in love with when she’s a teenager. Shiloh Fernandez plays this role to the hilt, and it is apparent in about five seconds of seeing him why Valerie is obsessed with Peter and wants to run away with him. He is everything your mother warns you against, and what you want more than anything else: from the sneer, to the promise of hot and heavy petting, yowza.
Father Solomon was a wolf in priest’s clothing. Putting himself in the skin of a sheep just to lead all the lambs to slaughter. In the end he was just a murderer himself, bringing fear and suspicion into people’s lives just to fulfill his hateful agenda. He is what Monty Python was referring to when they said, “No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!” He is the predator amongst the flock bringing torture and pain in his wake, turning everything dark. Like the wolf makes things dark when he swallows you whole.
These wolves, as well as the werewolf itself, are allowed to exist in this narrative because the village isn’t the sanctuary. The village in this retelling is the forest. Full of lies, deceits and betrayals. Before the whole story is out, we find out that no one and nothing is as it seems. It’s one of the lessons Valerie learns as she goes from an innocent child to a hardened adult (as do we all!): Home isn’t always the safe place we thought it is. Oftentimes home can be just as dangerous as the dark woods beyond.
The character I enjoyed the most was Henry. I was totally on Team Henry from the second he admonished the men not to split up on the wolf hunt. If all these men were wolves, Henry was the true breath of civilization. He was smart, brave, and true. In fact, for a little while I was sure he was the real wolf just because he was so perfect. Valerie could have done much worse than be forcibly betrothed to him. I kept waiting for her to come to her senses and chuck Peter for Henry, but that was as futile as all that Team Jacob love in that other movie.
In the end though, the movie turns the whole moral of the story on its head. Little Red Riding Hood the myth is all about fear of the unfamiliar and strange. It is the ancient equivalent of “Don’t take candy from strangers”. However, and without giving too much away, the monster is really within. It’s in families, in people’s flesh and blood. Looking at the news and statistics, we know that someone the victim knows and trusts very well oftentimes perpetuates the scariest violence. Instead of admonishing children to beware of Stranger Danger, this movie comes to a more chilling conclusion: that like Little Red Riding Hood in bed with the wolf, we could be sleeping with danger at any time.
(This review is cross posted at www.geekspeakmagazine.com)
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Director Catherine Hardwicke
Writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick
Actors Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez
Country USA, Canada
Awards 5 nominations.
Production Company Appian Way
Sound Mix SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital, Datasat
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo and PCZ Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium, Panavision Primo and PCZ Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 2,729 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema