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The fractured tale of Red Riding Hood

  • Nov 22, 2008
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When we were young and lay abed
We'd often heard the tale
Of Riding Hood and hungry wolf
But now that version's stale

Thanks to this fresh and fractured film
We go behind the scenes
And analyze each character
And all their ways and means

The wolf is dressed in Granny-drag
and Red's in obvious danger
Granny's in the closet
And the Woodsman's even stranger

The Goody Bandit's wreaking heck
On all the forest folk
By stealing valued recipes
And leaving them for broke

The police force is on the case
The bandit must be found
The usual suspects tell their tales
And swing the story round

The wolf's not really as he seems
And Red's got kung-fu moves
Granny's into extreme sports
The Woodsman's job improves

I watched this movie with my son
We watched it twice thereafter
We thought that Granny stole the show
as we both roared with laughter

Amanda Richards

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This new spin on an old fable is from first-time director Cory Edwards, who also co-wrote the story and screenplay. Virtually everyone knows the story of Little Red Riding Hood, the young girl who brings a basketful of goodies to her Granny's house only to discover the Big Bad Wolf impersonating her beloved grandmother. In this digitally animated version of the classic tale, a bolder Red (Anne Hathaway) is a delivery girl for her Granny's sweets shop. The Big Bad Wolf (Patrick Warburton) is there as well, but this time he's not exactly a threat. As for Granny (Glenn Close), she's hardly frail and sickly; she has a big secret that she's keeping from everyone--including Red. Finally, there's the Woodsman (Jim Belushi), a struggling actor who drives a schnitzel-on-a-stick truck by day. <br> <br> When this foursome collides, they become suspects in an investigation by Detective Flippers (David Ogden Stiers), Chief Grizzly (Xzibit) and Detective Bill Stork (Anthony Anderson). The police are also trying to tr...
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Genre: Family
Release Date: January 13, 2006
MPAA Rating: PG
DVD Release Date: May 02, 2006
Runtime: 1hr 21min
Studio: Weinstein Company
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