When it's over, Red Riding Hood felt like a low budgeted cross between Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow and M. Night Shyamalan's The Village. After years of accepting animals as sacrifice, the werewolf begins to attack humans, forcing the villagers to seek help from famed werewolf killer, Father Solomon, played by Gary Oldman, whose arrival causes unintended consequences. The film had the potential for greatness, but with poor directing by Catherine Hardwicke and a weak script, it failed to keep me interested or care for the characters. Even Oldman's strong acting abilities couldn't save his peers from drowning in their own flat, emotionless performances. This is suppose to be a horror\supernatural film, but nothing about it seemed scary, and not one scene showed the transformation of man to wolf or vice-versa. What was Hardwicke thinking????
My rating: 2 out of 5
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