for centuries they offered their best cattle to the werewolf during full moon in exchange of the peace of the village. Valerie was in love with Peter, but her parents arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry. when Valerie planned to run away with Peter, her sister was killed by the werewolf. under a blood red moon, those scratched or bitten by the werewolf will also turned. hungry for revenge, the villagers called for the help of a famous werewolf hunter, Father Solomon. it took them by surprise when Father Solomon warned them that the werewolf was one of the villagers, taking human form by day.
although the film was named after the well-known Red Riding Hood of our childhood folk tale, unfortunately, besides having the red cape n wolf (or to be exact, werewolf), they had nothing in common. this was just a werewolf-romance story, obviously having the shadow of Twilight (2008). i read many bad reviews before going to the cinema to see it with my own eyes. but surprisingly, i find it good! it held our interest until the very end. the triangle love story was slightly typical, but fortunately the film did not focus too much on it to make it boring. n it was difficult trying not to figure out who the werewolf was, but when the answer was finally revealed, none of us guessed correctly! the film managed to have us suspect everyone in town, we didn't see it coming at all, which actually turned out to be fun!
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Catherine Hardwicke
- released: 2011
- casts: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Max Irons, Shiloh Fernandez, Virginia Madsen, Lukas Haas, Julie Christie
- language: English
- genre: Fantasy/Horror