New “Red Riding” Trailer [Disappointed]

As I mentioned in the comments section when the first trailer for this film was released a couple of months ago, the visuals are very handsome. I still basically agree with those sentiments, but this trailer is so full of terrible it kind of overshadows any of those interesting ideas. Even the potential for an interesting twist isn’t really enough for me to shrug off the fact that basically this looks like Twilight all over again with the way the brooding Pattinson look-a-likes wander the village (“If you love her… you’ll let her go” **eyes roll**). For some that sounds like an amazing concept. For me, it sounds like a way to completely destroy what would otherwise be an interesting and update take on the classic fairy tale. And what is with that music(?)… ugh!

With Amanda Seyfried in the lead, the film also stars Gary Oldman, Lukas Haas, Virginia Madsen, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, and Julie Christie. You can see them all on March 11th.

 
 

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Matt Gamble
Guest

Wow, that is an amazingly awful trailer.

Andy
Guest

It’s pretty easy to believe this movie is directed by the person who directed ‘Twilight’.

Jonathan
Admin

It’s so great to see Gary Oldman get so much high-profile work after he had that terrible drought and was subjected to making straight-to-DVD action flicks… but boy, do I miss the days he took on leading roles in films like Prick Up Your Ears, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, and Romeo Is Bleeding.

I think he is great in the Batman movies, Harry Potter, Book of Eli, and his other recent flicks, but the roles just seem to unchallenging to him. I did enjoy the hell out of Backwoods though, which came out a few years ago. It was a somewhat risky film.

Kurt
Guest

Backwoods is indeed excellent…and quite unpredictable with regards to oldman’s character. Sold film in the same way as Transsiberian, and sadly, just as ignored!

Justin
Guest

This movie looks absolutely awful. Please tell me its the end of Katherine Hardwicke’s career! Shamefully awful and she appears to have no skill whatsoever at getting half convincing performances out of anyone. Truly is the worst trailer I’ve seen in months.

Jonathan Hardesty
Guest

Can’t really “dog” on the music at the end of the trailer because it’s NiN. I just wish the choice of song hadn’t been so glaringly obvious. And yeah, the dialog in the trailer is quite excruciating. I pretty much have zero interest in this and the visuals this time around didn’t grab me as much as the previous trailer’s did.

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