Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil

2011-10-31 11:52
 
What it's about:

The good... the bad... the Twitchy. From the team that brought you Hoodwinked, the comedic portrayal of the fairy tale Red Riding Hood, comes the all-new animated family comedy Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil in 3D. The sequel finds our heroine, Red (Hayden Panettiere), training with a mysterious covert group called the Sisters of the Hood. But Red is forced to cut her training short when she gets an urgent call from Nicky Flippers (David Ogden Stiers), who returns as head of the super-secret Happily Ever After Agency, aka the HEA.

A wicked witch (Joan Cusack) has abducted two innocent children, Hansel (Bill Hader) and Gretel (Amy Poehler), and Nicky needs Red for the search-and-rescue mission. Of course, what is a sequel without guest stars from the original? Thankfully, Granny (Glenn Close) and the rest of the Hoodwinked gang - including the ever-clueless Wolf (Patrick Warburton) and his over-caffeinated little partner, Twitchy (Cory Edwards), join Red to solve the forest's latest caper.

What brothers Josef and Ben Spath thought of the movie:






Not all fairtytales go by the book.
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Logan Fourie 2011/11/14 12:42 PM
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I, as an adult, often do not enjoy watching animations because I often find them soppy or infantile and please Disney either get better songs or just drop them entirely :(. Ok granted the target audiance is the younger generation but it is often the parents that have to sit through the film as well. Lately, however, I have seen that Pixar and Dreamworks (as well as a few Independants) have figured out that for them to make their movies succesful they need to cater for the adults as well as the children. Hence movies like Bugs and Shrek, and this brings me to my review of Hoodwinked 2: Hood vs Evil. The story is not only sweet but it has so many levels of nuances that would appeal to adult humor and makes a person think about what is been said and done. The animation is well done without looking "too real", after all it is an animation not real-time. The voice cast was fantastic and the script very well written. I love the way they adpated fairy-tales and put a more grown-up spin to it. As a sequel not at all half bad, I am even tempted to say better than the first only because while the first was the pilot, the second worked and improved on the first movie's "recipe" (pun intended). I also liked the feeling of drama and intrigue which is very reminascent of many suspense movies and crime mysteries, but still retaining the child-like theme making it appropriate for the youth. In the video rental industry I am often confronted by irrate parents who say that either the movies of today are too violent and the language way too crass for their kids or the movies are way too child-like and the parents find it boring. As a father myself I can definately see me watching this movie with my wife and son again. I also felt the timing and the pace of the movie comfortable, you dont notice that you have sat through an hour and a half of movie. I also enjoyed the modernised feel of the film. Ok now no review is complete without some negatives so here it is...While liking Hayden Panettiere (you will know her from Heroes as the cheerleader with the Wolverine healing factor) and she certainly made the role of Red her own, I missed Anne Hathaway because she added that quirky teenage rebelious feel to Red which she has done so fantastically in movies like Princess Diaries and Elle Enchanted. Now people will say but how can you tell the difference? Trust me you can. If you had to watch the two movies in succession (which I can see alot of people doing) you will certainly pick-up on the difference in the tone, voice, and style of acting. This kind of throws it off for me (not much, just a smidge). I am a purest that way. If I watch a sequel I want the characters to be played by the same actors. They did it in Shrek 1,2,3,4 and all the other silly 30 minute spin-offs, so why not Hoodwinked 2? I have my theory but I will leave that to another discussion. I did get a tiny bit annoyed with the singing goat, I will not go into detail (spoiler alert averted) but I will say I am kinda getting tired of animations finding a character that is soley there to have stuff happen to then (Scratch the Prehistoric rat to name one of many). I feel the cast is strong enough not to have this random added comic relief, besides Patrick Warburton is more than enough comic relief and I love Twitch The Over-Active Squirrel. I also found the story a tiny bit predictable but in the their defense the movie isnt suppose to be "Oh wow. I didnt see that coming. Primal Fear twist in the tale". It is meant to be an enjoyable family movie for the whole family, and as a parent and somebody who has to recomend this movie to my clients I can certainly say...Give it a go, I dont think you will be disappointed. So in closing I will say I enjoyed this movie and will certainly watch it again and most likely add it to my personal collection of movies. It is most certainly not Aladdin or Lion King but most certainly one of the better animations of the year...IMO
Razor 2012/04/18 1:20 PM
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This was an awesome movie. I really loved Red because she was all ninja style. I liked it better than all the disney films (Although Hugo is still my favorite movie. I certainly want a Hoodwinked 3. If the creators of Hoodwinked Too can see this: I WANT HOODWINKED 3!!! MAKE IT NOW!!!!
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