Hoodwinked Again

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What happens when you mix Little Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf, Hansel and Gretel, and an entire cast of zany fairy tale characters? An amazing new movie called "Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs.

What happens when you mix Little Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf, Hansel and Gretel, and an entire cast of zany fairy tale characters? An amazing new movie called "Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil"!When the young children, Hansel and Gretel, go missing, Red, the Wolf, and Granny are called in by the Happily Ever After (HEA) agency to help. After Granny gets captured, the Wolf and Red must go save the children by themselves

 

.In the newest fractured fairy tale produced by the Weinstein Co., we are introduced to the comical characters of Hansel and Gretel, as well as the Sister Hoods, and more. This new movie incorporates some very crazy obstacles, including a mysterious abundance of the letters "DCT" and a foolish talking harp. This is a very innovative movie, with a female main character in an action movie.

 

I would recommend this movie. There was a cute story line, lots of action, and very funny characters with unexpected back stories. Although I liked this part, I wouldn't really recommend seeing the movie in 3-D. The 3-D definitely made everything pop-out, but I felt dizzy during the pans across buildings. I also don't feel like 3-D really added a whole lot to the viewing experience. The jokes are fast and frequent, but many of them seem targeted to adults, especially some of the references to old movies and TV shows. Overall, I would give "Hoodwinked Too" a 3½ out of 5.

 

After watching this movie, I was privileged to talk to the director, Mike Disa. As you can imagine, he is very passionate about his latest film. Disa says that even though he had no part in the original "Hoodwinked" movie, it was very easy to do a sequel. He also commented on the fact that "some people in the animation industry, and those who comment upon it, are absolutely flustered, even angered, by the idea of an animated human girl staring in an action/comedy without a strong male love interest to take the edge off her independence.

 

"If you are an aspiring filmmaker, Mike Disa has lots of recommendations. Firstly, he says that Final Cut is great software for new animators. Second, Disa says that when making a movie, it is always more important to tell your story well and to get good reactions than it is to make the movie look good (although that is important as well). Finally, Disa recommends visiting his blog at http://mikedisa.com to get other film tips and thoughts.