DJ and I just watched this last night after waiting for it to come in from the Library for over 4 months! I must say we both really enjoyed the movie. So I thought that I would write up my own movie review for ya'll. (After all I don't want anyone to have to organize a Bedward support group for fear that is all I think about. I'll have you know it only occupies 89.7% of my daily mind wanders. Acceptance is the first step right?).
Hoodwinked is a spin on the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. The film starts with the classic scene where Red meets the wolf at her granny's house. Chaos ensues with the introduction of additional familiar characters; granny and the woodsman. After that the police are called to the scene of the crime and a CSI style interrogation takes place after all four are arrested. They are suspected of stealing goody recipes and each tell their own version of what happened that day to try and revel the true identity of the 'goody bandit'.
There are a lot of funny one-liners that'll make you laugh and it's good fun to try and work out who the goody bandit is while you're watching the film. The story is clever and original. It’s got just the right recipe for kids to love it, while the spoofs and throwbacks to other moves and TV shows will keep the adults entertained.
The Singing Goat - although he's only in it for a short while, every second is brilliant.
Twitchy – almost as funny as Hammy from over the hedge.
The Big Bad Wolf – by far has the best lines in the movie. And how can you not love hearing the voice of Putty from Seinfeld for a an hour and a half?
Any weak bits?
The animation isn't great - it's very low budget and looks a bit like a cartoon you'd usually see on Nickelodeon, not like Madagascar or Finding Nemo. But the quality of the story and script more than make up for it.