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Superior to original version
on 27 June 2012
I actually enjoyed the original version of the film, thought it was a great twist to the tale. However the extended Blu-Ray version is better by far. This is an adult story, not for children. Suitable for people who like romantic comedies, dramas and fantasy.
I enjoyed the interplay between the characters. They all showed chemistry, especially Amanda and Shiloh. Amanda Seyfried works for me as 'Red Riding Hood', though she is not addressed as such in the film. Amanda is not playing an atypical victim, but a young woman who is comfortable with who she is and what she wants. Shiloh Fernandez was a good casting as the brooding would be love of Red. He doesn't go over the top, but plays the part just right. Max Irons character was also a good casting. He is your typical male lead and a fitting counterpart to Shiloh. All in all the three leads do a very good job and play their roles responsibly. This is not a tale for children to watch but more an adult version of the film.
The supporting cast led by Gary Oldman, who is brilliant in every role he takes, are great. We are kept guessing as to who the wolf is with good scripting and acting. I enjoyed the music and ambience of the film. They helped weave the story.
Many people have criticised this film, but I enjoyed it and will happily watch it again.