Red Riding Hood

Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Year Released: 2011
Rating: 1.0

A werewolf is on the loose in a small, humble village, and it seems to want to have engaging conversations with doe-eyed belle Amanda Seyfried; elsewhere, Gary Oldman's wolf hunter rides into town channeling both Danforth from The Crucible and Dracula. Hardwicke, director of teen 'classics' such as Twilight and Thirteen, doesn't really change the tale in any provocative or illuminating way, and her interest remains in (a.) photographing Seyfried draped in red (against white snow) and (b.) worrying about the love triangle between two bland male characters vying for her affection. The revelation that the monster in question is Dear Old Dad is interesting in itself - on an Electra Complex level - but the script is too juvenile to make much out of that.