Last night Zac Efron (not really Zac Efron but rather my BGF, best guy friend) and I went to see Red Riding Hood at the local cinema. I critique all films against the You, Me and Dupree scale, “As all good scales are!”. You, Me and Dupree being the worst film I think I’ve ever seen and that includes Grease 2 and xXx. Here’s the scale for your reference.
1. Hot Fuzz. Awesome, I saw it twice and then bought the DVD the minute it was released.
2. Alice in Wonderland. Great, I’ll probably hire the DVD for a second viewing then perhaps buy it on sale.
3. Pride and Prejudice Very Good, I enjoyed the movie but should have waited for the DVD.
4. Chocolat. Good, the movie was good but I’m disappointed I wasted $16 on a movie ticket to see it when I could have hired it on DVD for $5.
5. Daredevil. Reasonable.
6. Alexander the Great. I can’t believe I saw this in the cinema. It was bad enough that I had a “ciggie”* break in the middle just so I could stop the monotony. I do own this on DVD now but it’s a part of a three pack.
7. Twilight. Bad, quite bad but not bad enough that I won’t see the sequel, but only on DVD
8. Grease 2. Where the sequel is such a let down that you can’t remember what made the first one so good.
9. xXx. “Bitches come!” need I say more?
10. You, Me and Dupree. The movie I was too lazy to turn off on a hangover Sunday so wasted 2 hours of my life on the worst movie that ever made it to DVD. Including anything Mills and Boons.
So where did Red Riding Hood fall? Somewhere between Grease 2 and xXx. The mystery of the film kept Zac and I guessing until the end which is why I think we sat through the whole thing. The boyfriends were cute and Gary Oldman appears in his element. Amanda Seyfried tries to flesh out her character but Valerie (Red) is ultimately false with some poor backstory. And the film of course will be likened to the Twilight phenomenon due to the director’s heritage.
Probably wait for the DVD on this one folks.