The newly revamped “Red Riding Hood” will debut in theaters March 11, 2011. “Mean Girls” actress Amanda Seyfried stars as Valerie in this remake which has some “Twilight” fans and non-fans upset.
Both “Twilight” and “Red Riding Hood” are directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Both center on a story of mythical folklore. Both show a beautiful girl struggling within a love triangle which may involve a wolf. Both have Billy Burke portraying the lead girls’ father. See the similarities?
Amanda Seyfried on the “Twilight” comparisons
When Seyfried was recently interviewed by MTV, she made light of the situation, recognizing that many were making the unfair comparison. Seyfried says that the cast jokes around on set, “We’d make jokes about [Hardwicke] calling us Kristen [Stewart] and Rob [Pattinson] and Taylor [Lautner].” To end the interview Seyfried reveals, “The truth is, it’s an entirely different story.”
“Twilight” fans on the comparisons
I asked the Twitterverse for comments on their perspective of the “Twilight,” “Red Riding Hood” comparisons and most didn’t seem to care.
“I dont really think it’s a good idea to remake the movie because its good as it is,” said Alexsandra when asked if it was a good idea to remake “Red Riding Hood.”
When asked if she was team Pattinson or team Lautner, Alexsandra responded: “I’m 100% team Lautner. I
Personally, I am not a “Twilight” fan, nor a horror film fan, so I will be passing on the opportunity to see “Red Riding Hood.” Sure it sounds like a familiar story, but considering that the first “Red Riding Hood” film was in the 1960s and that the fairy tale dates even further back, I can’t really believe that they are copying from “Twilight.”
Importance of remaking “Red Riding Hood”
There has been much buzz as to whether the remaking of an old fairy tale is truly necessary. Some, though, feel that “Red Riding Hood” will revolutionize the horror genre. The genre seems to be trending towards more Gothic settings with a ” strong balance between horror and romance,” according to Yahoo! Movies.
Additionally, the fact that Catherine Hardwicke is the director shows the growing trend of women in the horror film industry. Like many other fields, the horror film genre has been male dominated for quite some time. Directors like Harwicke show that women are truly a force to be reckoned with, in any industry.
Are you a “Twilight” fan tired of hearing the “Red Riding Hood” comparisons? Sound off by leaving a comment.
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