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May 03, 2006

Hoodwinked - 6

This is the postmodern retelling of the classic Little Red Riding Hood. The film begins at the end, or rather in the middle, with the scene set- Granny, Red, the Wolf, and the Woodsman. The cops and a detective get there just in time to try to figure out why these people are here and who is in the wrong. The story is then told four times as each one gives their account of events. The viewer soon figures out the truly evil character that keeps appearing in their stories and seems like a sum characters. I'll let you figure it out for yourself. Thee film is hilarious and don't let the animation trick you into thinking this is a children's film, the jokes take some thought. Often times the scenes are spoofs (or at least reminiscent) of contemporary film and TV. Some of the voices are memorable: Wolf (Patrick Warburton), Boingo (Andy Dick), and Twitchy (Cory Edwards), the fast talking squirrel (There is a great scene where they record his voice and play it back slowed down). Well worth your time if you are looking for good entertainment.


Jason said...

Writer/director Cory Edwards is a Christian, by the way. I definitely want to see this. I hear that while the humor is "grown-up," it isn't low-brow at all. True/false?

~greg said...


Grown-up humor without being low-brow, like I (and you) have said, a lost art. As entertainment that isn't thoughtless this is a pretty good film.