Friday, April 29, 2011


Starring the voices of: Glenn Close, Hayden Panettiere, Patrick Warburton, Amy Poehler, Andy Dick, Joan Cusack, Bill Hader, Brad Garrett, Martin Short, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong

Rated: PG
Story: Red Riding Hood is training in the group of Sister Hoods, when she and the Wolf are called to examine the sudden mysterious disappearance of Hansel and Gretel. (The Weinstein Company)

Bottom Line: Everyone remembers the 2005 original, right? Yeah, I didn’t think so. The kindest thing I can say about this lifeless HOODWINKED sequel is take your kids to see RIO. If you’ve already taken your kids to see RIO…then take your kids to see RIO again. My 6 and 4 year old boys enjoyed HOODWINKED TOO (although they both gave it an ‘A’ as supposed to their standard ‘A+’…which inspires hope as they’re learning the balanced art of downgrading). From a parent’s point of view, however, this below sub-par, Red Riding Hood, fairy tale, mish-mash provides nothing more than 90 minutes of childcare while mom and/or dad catch an in-theater nap. The animation is sloppy, the story uncreative and the lazy pop culture references thick. Take your kids to see the bird movie ‘cause Mother Goose just laid an egg.

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