Hoodwinked (2005)

Rated PG. Our ratings: V-1 ; L- 2; S/N-2 . Running time: 1 hour 21 min.

Hoodwinked

This whacky take off on the old Little Red Riding Hood nursery story probably appeals more to children than to adults, even though much of the humor is above their heads. It’s so-so animation and music made it seem to this viewer much longer than its 81 minutes. There is a touch of Rashoman to it, with four different characters giving their versions of the story. Red’s (Anne Hathaway) is closest to the story that we know; Granny Puckett (Glenn Close) turns out to be an extreme sports fanatic; The Wolf (Patrick Warburton) claims to be in disguise investigating the disappearance of “Goodies,” with Red being a chief suspect; and The Woodsman (Jim Belushi), who has saved Red, is a would-be actor—and all of them are being interrogated by police detective Nicky Flippers (David Ogden Stiers) and his associate Det. Bill Stork (Anthony Anderson). There’s more, but my mind wandered so much during the last half of the film that I didn’t really care who had done the dastardly deed.