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H&T: Red Riding Hood - Theatrical Review

David Weaver from Home And Theater writes: Maybe it was the director, Catherine Hardwicke, that pitched the idea of a classic fairy tale aimed towards the Twilight crowd. Perhaps some studio head thought they had the next great idea. It could even be blamed on multiple parties all unknowingly conspiring to "twilight" (yes, that is a verb now) their film projects to eek out some extra revenue. But in the end it doesn't matter who was responsible for it because it has happened and now we have to deal with it. The real question at hand is whether or not the damage this film causes is irreversible. What does it damage exactly? Beyond just the acting careers of its cast members, the damage I speak of is to the art of the filmmaking process itself and if we are bound for other twilighted versions of classic tales. You see, Twilight is not here to stay, once that final film comes around it is gone...forever. But as soon as that series's stench rubs off on other properties that I care about then I might just have to hit someone. But is Red Riding Hood really that bad? Bad enough to cause such damage? Thankfully not but I fear it is a symptom of things to come.

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