Red Riding Hood

Rated 1.0

In a medieval European hamlet (where the locals say things like “OK” and “gonna”), a forest werewolf breaks an age-old truce with the villagers, and a visiting priest (Gary Oldman) says the monster must be one of them; meanwhile a village maiden (Amanda Seyfried) dresses in scarlet to visit her grandmother (Julie Christie). Director Catherine Hardwicke avenges her firing from the Twilight saga by turning Seyfried into Kristen Stewart, with hunky Shiloh Fernandez and Max Irons in for Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. David Johnson’s ponderous script turns the old fairy tale into a lycanthropic murder mystery, stealing the concept of Neil Jordan’s The Company of Wolves but lacking the skill to plumb its Freudian depths. It’s all hilariously awful, but highly entertaining if you’re in a campy mood.