Red Riding Hood – Filtered

Theatrical Release: June 27, 2006
DVD Release: June 27, 2006
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Synopsis

The actors are well cast in this musical. Morgan Thompson is a natural for Red. Lainie Kazan, Debi Mazar and Joey Fatone work well in this lively musical. The chivalrous exploits of Henry Cavill apply a temper-pin to the dramatic, bringing forth magnificence. Andrea Bowen, Daniel Roebuck, and Cassandra Peterson (aka Elvira) are more than film worthy.

Music is up-beat and with staying power for this genre. Bruce Roberts came through with original tracks that are fun and easy to listen to. The rich and vibrant scores flow well and may be the strongest feature of this colorful musical that is both avant-guard and mainstream family entertainment.

Dove Review

This Red Riding Hood musical was a poor attempt at putting the classic story book story into a musical film. Unfortunately the writer strayed away from the original story a bit and caused the film to be less interesting than the original. The acting was only ok, and some characters were better than others. The idea was good but the production just wasn’t captivating.

The children were disrespectful to their somewhat doofus parents-however, in the end the girl does apologize for her actions. The girl also realizes that she doesn’t have to try and grow up fast and hang out with the wrong crowd to be cool, and that wearing make-up isn’t what makes you beautiful. The grand mother in the film was a great role model. The film received a 12 + rating because it does contain some scenes that would be to scary for the younger crowd. We should note there is some childish name calling in it such as “stupid” and “moron.” There is nothing to prevent us from approving this film for ages twelve and above and those who enjoy musicals might especially like it.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Wolf eats people ~ not gory though-just a big swallow. Wolf is stabbed in the bottom with knitting needles. The wolf is shot by a silver bullet and explodes into several pieces which become the people he ate. Wolf runs through glass window
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Wolf eats people ~ not gory though-just a big swallow. Wolf is stabbed in the bottom with knitting needles. The wolf is shot by a silver bullet and explodes into several pieces which become the people he ate. Wolf runs through glass window
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Grandmother prays to the spirits and she floats.

Info

Company: 20th Century Fox
Director: Randal Kleiser
Producer: Steve Austin
Genre: Musical
Runtime: 82 min.
Reviewer: Debbie Satala