Rated: PG

Distributed By:

The Weinstein Company

Directed by:

Mike Disa

Starring:

Voices of Hayden Panettiere as Red Riding Hood; Glenn Close as Granny Puckett; Patrick Warburton as the Big Bad Wolf; Andy Dick as Boingo the Bunny; David Ogden Stiers as Nicky Flippers

Adapted From:

Plugged In Online

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil

After foiling Boingo the Bunny's plot in the first movie, Red, Granny and the Big Bad Wolf have all joined forces with Nicky Flippers to take a bite out of crime. Their HEA (Happily Ever After) agency has been keeping everyone pretty happy so far. But now they're faced with a big case and Red is away on assignment to sharpen her crime-fighting skills with a sisterhood of kung fu bakers.

Just as Red is called back to help her friends, Granny is kidnapped too. Then the Sisterhood realizes that the recipe for an extremely powerful truffle recipe has mysteriously gone missing. This is all starting to sound oddly familiar. Could Boingo somehow be up to his old dastardly deeds from behind prison bars? Only time and a little fairy tale detective work will tell.

Red and Wolf both worry that they're not "good enough." But they eventually learn that they simply have to make the most of the skills and gifts they each possess. In the end, teamwork and friendship win the day. And quite a few characters apologize for deeds done wrong.

There is much slapstick violence, including blowing up Wolf's home with a bazooka and kung fu punches. Toilet humor is much more common in this Hoodwinked sequel than in the original.

The first Hoodwinked wasn't a huge box office hit back in 2006. But its clever crime scene tale was fresh, funny and family-friendly. The "Let's all work together" is a positive lesson, but it gets lost amidst the toilet humor and lack of depth.

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