RED RIDING HOOD (PG-13 for creature terror, violence, some sensuality): We're floating above a placid northwestern setting of lakes & pines, music lyrical & lush, down to a fairy tale village where everything's hunky dory - except that werewolves slaughter once in a while. Big deal! There's a sweet, innocent girl (Amanda Seyfried), torn between two men, one (Shiloh Fernandez) (who looks as if he's been rented from the "Twilight" series) also plotted into a northwestern romance between a sweet innocent girl and this fellow who just happens to be a werewolf
Yup, and no coincidence, it's directed by "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke as well.
The overlay should be embarrassingly clear, slightly disguised as a fairy tale in which the red outfit is just about the only thing that recalls the original.
The cast down to the lesser parts look and sound like high school amateurs. Except for the Disney-ish settings and lush settings (one scene in a hovel is lit with enough candles to outshine the opening of the second act of "Phantom"), it's a horrible waste of 110-minutes. (Grade: D)