Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Red Riding Hood: Movie Review Hoodwinked Too

Molly and Jack love the movie Hoodwinked, so as soon as they heard there was a sequel they both began clamouring to check it out, immediately.  Despite sub par reviews on Rotten Tomatoes we decided to check it out, after all, the first movie didn't get great reviews and all of us liked it, so we watched it for Sunday Night movie night a couple of weeks ago.

Movie Review: Hoodwinked Too

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What's in it for the Kids?
Revisit all of your favourite characters from the first film as they try to rescue Hansel and Gretel from the evil witch.  The plot offers good discussion points on jealousy and team dynamic, revisits a lot of old jokes, and the characters they love.

What's in it for the Adults?
This film has some of the witty, fast, and funny dialogue from the first movie that will keep the parents (mildly) entertained. The movie also features the returning voice talents of: Glenn Close, Patrick Warburton, and Andy Dick.  Hayden Penettiere has replaced Anne Hathaway as Red for this movie (but truthfully I didn't notice much difference). New voices include: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Brad Garrett, Joan Cusak, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong.

Best Parts of the Movie
The first half of the movie continues with the same fast paced and fun dialogue as the first film, but then about halfway into the movie this momentum kinda dies.  Molly and Jack love Hansel and Gretel and have requested to watch the movie several more times since our first viewing.

Worst Parts of the Movie
This movie just stalls.  Chris and I both fell asleep in front of it at the 30-40 minute mark during two separate viewings because it's just missing something that the original movie had.  It's just not as funny, period.

Overall Rating
Molly and Jack love this movie, but their tastes can be questionable, so I'm not relying on them for a critical analysis of a film.   I would rate this movie 2.5/5.  There is nothing offensive that would stop me from letting them watch the movie because they love it, however I won't be watching it with them again, unless I need a nap.

To read my review of the original film, Hoodwinked, click here

To read my review on Zootopia click here

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