Dad of Divas' Reviews: DVD Review - Hoodwinked Too!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

DVD Review - Hoodwinked Too!

About the DVD

Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, and DVD release of the all-new animated family comedy, HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS. EVIL, heading to retail on August 16, 2011.  Directed by Mike Disa and produced by Kanbar Entertainment, the team that brought you the original HOODWINKED! film, HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS. EVIL is based on the beloved classic children’s fairy tale Red Riding Hood.  The sequel features the voices of an all-star ensemble cast including Hayden Panettiere, Glenn Close, JoanCusack, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Patrick Warburton, David Alan Grier, Andy Dick, Brad Garrett, Martin Short, Heidi Klum, Wayne Newton, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong.   HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS. EVIL is available for a SRP of $39.99 for the 3D Blu-ray™ 4-Pack, which includes a 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, standard definition DVD, and Digital Copy of the film; $34.99 for the Blu-ray™ and DVD Combo Pack; and $29.98 for the standard definition DVD.
Here’s what the critics have to say about HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS. EVIL:  “Hilarious!” (Nell Minow The Chicago Sun-Times)  “Innovative! A superb sequel and entertaining treat for the whole family.” (Judith Manigault, Family Media)  A procession of pop-culture send-ups delivered at light speed, interspersed with affirmative messages about exercise, proper diet and – so refreshing in this kind of movie – girl power.” (The New York Times)

The good... the bad... the Twitchy.  HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS. EVIL finds our heroine, Red (Hayden Panettiere), training with a mysterious covert group called the Sisters of the Hood.  But Red is forced to cut her training short when she gets an urgent call from NickyFlippers (David Ogden Stiers), the head of the super secret Happily Ever After Agency, aka the HEA.  A wicked witch (Joan Cusack) has abducted two innocent children, Hansel (Bill Hader) and Gretel (Amy Poehler), and Nicky needs the whole Hoodwinked gang – Red, Granny (Glenn Close), the ever-clueless Wolf (Patrick Warburton) and his over-caffeinated little partner, Twitchy (Cory Edwards) – for the search and rescue mission.

Fracturing fairy tales and pop culture with good-natured glee, HOODWINKED  TOO!  HOOD VS. EVIL takes viewers on a rollicking rollercoaster ride combining edge-of-the-seat adventure with classic, zany cartoon antics. 
The HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS. EVIL 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, and DVD bonus features include music videos by Hayden Panettiere (“I Can Do It Alone”), Lavay Cole (“You Know It”) and CEEJ (“Perfect Two”); a “The Voices of Hoodwinked Too!” featurette; storyboard sequences; production artwork; and video game applications.  Note: Special features are subject to change.

Learn more about HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS. EVIL at: 

My Take on the DVD
I did not see this movie in the theater, but I did enjoy the original so when I was given the opportunity to see the movie I jumped at it. This sequel provided some of the same gags and humor that you found in the original. In saying this though the story itself was unique and different than the original and I found myself laughing in many parts throughout the movie itself. 

I loved that the movie did integrate some innuendos to other movies throughout the film and even works to integrate some different morals into the story as well. The actors did a great job at providing voice to their characters and they do a great job at bringing their characters and the story to life. 

There were parts in the movie where the plot did get lost in the forest, but soon the writers found the path again and were able to bring together the movie in the end as well.

Overall, this was a fun, family friendly movie that all will enjoy. Just be aware that there are some scary characters that younger children may be frightened of.

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