“Hoodwinked Too!” features some incredible animated scenes including a nice cloudy scene in the place where Red is living during her training. They look like big cotton balls, soft and white and fluffy. And the kids no doubt will enjoy the almost non-stop action which revs up into high gear once Red and Wolf partner up to rescue Red’s grandmother, Abigail, who has been kidnapped by an evil witch (voiced by Joan Cusack). There are several memorable characters as well and a clip from “H.R. Pufnstuf” of Witchie-poo for some of us older viewers who remember the late sixties quite well.
Speaking of the sixties, there is a line in the film in which one of the characters says she doesn’t remember the sixties very well, it was a blur, which seemed to be a subtle reference to the drug use of the day. In addition, there are a lot of violent moments in the film with a lot of characters hitting and punching each other, vehicle crashes, explosions, and so on. In an early scene we see Hansel and Gretel tied up and sitting near a furnace with its open door and fire blazing from within. However, we learn there is more to Hansel and Gretel than meets the eye.
I was disappointed that a profanity was uttered from a TV show in the movie, and there’s some name calling here and there and a few crude jokes, but overall this is a film many twelve years old and older will enjoy, especially young girls who will enjoy the fairytale aspects of the movie. We are pleased to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to the film.