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Written by Karin Dreijer, Liliana Zavala, Christoffer Berg, Van Rivers and Peder Mannerfelt p/k/a The Subliminal Kid
Produced by Karin Dreijer, Brian Reitzell, Liliana Zavala, Christoffer Berg,
Van Rivers and Peder Mannerfelt p/k/a The Subliminal Kid
Performed by Fever Ray
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Red Ridding Hood felt like Twilight for guys. I think Catherine Hardwicke was going after the male audience more with this film.
Visually it was stunning. Visually it was everything that people complained about Twilight lacking (because of budget). The story was way more action charged. The plot is focused on figuring out who is the wolf (werewolf aka whom is changing into the wolf). Very sexually aggressive but I felt it was geared in a appealing way towards men more than women. I also felt it lacked that romantic factor in the story.
I thought the real breakout in this film was 3rd counterpart (Max Irons) to the love triangle with Red Ridding Hood (Amanda Seyfried) and her childhood friend Peter (Shiloh Fernandez). Max played the role of the individual that Red Ridding Hood's mother had arranged for her to marry. I got the impression that Shiloh was more focused on how his performance was being filmed not the chemistry he evoked with Amanda. His performance didn't feel very genuine. Max definitely gave a far more genuine performance whenever he had the opportunity to be on screen. In my opinion, the director missed out when she didn't use Max in the role of Peter.
The most solid performances were from Solomon (Gary Oldman) and the Grandmother (Julie Christie) but they are seasoned veterans and I wouldn't expect anything less from them on screen.
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