‘Red Riding Hood’ Trailer #2: A Silly But Stylish Fairytale

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:45 am,

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There’s no better way to get energized in the morning than by listening to the rockin’ electronica chords of one-man band Nine Inch Nails (Social Network composer Trent Reznor) and the second trailer for Red Riding Hood features just that – along with some creative cinematography and a lovely leading lady in the form of Amanda Seyfried.

What may prove difficult to handle is the rest of the Red Riding Hood footage itself, since this new theatrical preview only reinforces the notion that director Catherine Hardwicke’s version of the fairytale is another hammy supernatural romance/thriller full of unintentional chuckles.

Seyfried donned a sky-blue bodice and flowing scarlet cloak to play Valerie, a member of a Medieval village being terrorized by a werewolf in Red Riding Hood. Enter Gary Oldman dressed in an eye-catching purple robe as Father Solomon, an expert on hunting down and killing such monsters. Paranoia begins to spread like wildfire through the small town as citizens realize the wolf may be living among them by day – but it couldn’t possibly be Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), a brooding outsider and Valerie’s not-so-secret lover… right? icon razz Red Riding Hood Trailer #2: A Silly But Stylish Fairytale

The production stills released for Red Riding Hood are quite impressive and demonstrate that former visual designer Hardwicke has crafted a setting of frozen woods and mysterious moonlight that looks and feels like a world less ordinary. But will the film offer anything else but eye candy?

Watch the second Red Riding Hood trailer (via Apple) below:

Comparisons to Hardwicke’s other supernatural romance movie aside, Red Riding Hood looks to offer some striking visuals of blood red moons and natural landscapes. It’s the actors’ heavy-handed line delivery and acting style (coupled with the broody romantic subplot between Valerie and Peter) that looks to make the film more of an inadvertent campfest than a chilling gothic fairytale retold.

There’s an interesting idea in that the cross-bearing Solomon essentially begins a witch hunt to hunt down the werewolf, causing the villagers to be fearful of their own neighbors – but that this second trailer also subtly indicates that the joke about Red’s grandmother (Oscar-winner Julie Christie) being the werewolf could be true… well, there’s a reason it was meant for a laugh.

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Beware the legend when Red Riding Hood attacks theaters in the U.S. on March 11th, 2011.

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  1. Amanda Seyfried’s eyes are too far apart. She looks like an alien.

  2. It is Gary Oldman..lol. Anyway it seems if you do not take it to seriously..it might be worth a dvd rental or such.

  3. Cool. A 14th century horror flick. I like horror, so I’ll probably love this, schlock, cheese and all. Seems to have all the elements of the typical horror flick.

  4. I still maintain that Hardwicke made the best Twilight film.
    Not that I have seen them.

    • They(the Twilight films) actually grew on me thanks to my 14 year old daughter. Not so much of the acting but the story. The is some creative content within it.

  5. No way DrSamBeckett, Amanda Seyfried is gorgeous. I think Hardwicke should still to design and leave directing for others. This movie could have been great and hey, maybe it will be but this trailer leans toward campy.

    • No, she really isnt. She is dull and pasty, and barely humanoid in appearance.

      • Okay, we’ll agree to disagree. :) Not everyone has the same taste.

        • Yeah. She’s really not my type.

  6. Meh. ¬_¬
    Not really interested. If I do see it, it’ll be for Gary Oldman. But it’s definitely a rental if I do.

  7. Is that BSG’s Colonel Tigh (Michael Hogan) at 0:53?

    • He’s listed in the credits at iMDb, yes.

      • Still don’t think I’ll be indulging. :-)

  8. Somebody stop this woman from directing movies. They shouldn’t even reference this as Red Riding Hood.

  9. You’d be much better off watching Gilliam’s “The Brothers Grimm” with Damon and Ledger.

    • A very under rated film.

    • very truly said

  10. Eh. It looks cool, but I think it’ll disappoint me so I’ll watch it on DVD. My friend has a big tv and bluray so I always watch bigger movies there anyway.

    I don’t really like Amanda Seyfried anyway. I don’t know why. I’ve seen Letters to Juliet, and it was an okay movie, but I still don’t like her. I really love this genre, though.

    ^The Brothers Grimm’ was awesome, as was Sherlock Holmes. But I am glad I saw both those films on DVD and not at the cinema.

  11. It still looks good, literally, though how hard is that when you have a red cloak and all that snow? I’ll probably watch it with the sound off as most of the cheese will probably be in the dialogue. For a more skillful retelling of the Red Riding Hood story i would go with The Company of Wolves.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Company_of_Wolves

  12. THIS SHOULD BE CALLED GINGER SNAP 4

  13. That music puts me off!

  14. P.s. Amanda Seyfried is scientifically unattractive due to the proportions of her face. Personally she does look attractive half of the time!

  15. I agree with Jennifer….