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Hoodwinked! (PG)
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Welp, I dunno. It had some pretty good bits in it. Funny stuff, interesting concepts. A few surprises, though I did guess who the villain was. But whatever, I liked how the movie was put together, with the same story told from different points of view. Worked pretty well, I thought, and in some places it blended in clever ways.

It starts with Red Riding Hood (Anne Hathaway) taking some goodies to her grandma (Glenn Close). When she gets there, she meets the wolf (Patrick Warburton) in disguise as Grandma. He tries to steal Red's basket. Then Granny pops out of the closet, all tied up. Then a woodsman (Jim Belushi) bursts through the window with an axe and everyone starts screaming. Then the cops show up, led by a bear named Chief Grizzly (Xzibit). Then some frog called Flippers (David Ogden Stiers) shows up to conduct the questioning of everyone involved. So we hear the stories of all that happened that day, first from Red, then the Wolf, then the Woodsman, then Granny. And it all diverges rather a lot from the traditional story of Little Red Riding Hood. Definitely fairly interesting stuff, and amusing, and it really makes you think about individuals' perceptions of events. Until you know the whole story... the things you've seen and heard can paint a wildly inaccurate picture of reality. I'm not going to tell you about any of the individual stories, though, because that would totally spoil the movie.

I will, however, say that once the stories have been told, it doesn't end there. Throughout the movie, everyone's been worried about the Goodie Bandit, who's been stealing recipes from everyone in the woods, so a lot of shops are going out of business. Flippers has to figure out who the bandit really is, and then everyone has to try to catch the bandit. Of course I'm not going to tell you who it was, whether one of the characters I've already mentioned, or someone else. There are several other important characters in the movie, like a totally hyper squirrel photographer named Twitchy, and a happy bunny named Boingo (Andy Dick), and a singing mountain goat, etc. Well, pretty much everyone had at least one song in the movie, whether they were singing themselves or it was just a song about them, playing. None of the songs were that great, but they were okay. And... I can't really think of anything else to say.

Followed by Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil


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