Well now. The reviews are in and Red Riding Hood appears to be receiving worse reviews than Beastly did last week. If asked, most of the reviewers would apparently recommend Beastly over Red Riding Hood. I talked about movie reviews and fairy tale films last week. I won't diatribe again.
Overall, I'm hoping the movie does well at the box office so the slate of upcoming fairy tale films will continue to receive the support they need from the studios. Beastly performed better than expected, so hopefully Red Riding Hood will do well enough, too. I also wonder just how much of the dislike is a backlash against Catherine Hardwicke and the Twilight culture. After all, it's cool to hate Twilight and anything that smells of its influence. Unless you are a Twilight fan, of course. Harry Potter didn't appear to be this divisive. That said, the criticism appears to be valid on many points, too. That doesn't mean that the target teen audience isn't going to adore it. I'm eager to read the word of mouth.
On the other hand, Jane Eyre, which has a limited release today, is getting strong reviews. I really want to see it so I am bummed it's not playing in Nashville yet.
So are you going to see Red Riding Hood this weekend? If you do, please come back and report!