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Red Riding Hood
Red Riding Hood

Present Perfect Tense

Date: Apr 27 2011

Themes: Alternative

Grammar: Present Perfect Tense


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If you think about it, a lot of the classic children’s stories we tell our kids are pretty scary. A wolf that eats a little girl’s grandmother and then pretends to be the grandma so it can eat the girl as well? Yikes! That seems like the kind of thing that would give most children nightmares.

So maybe it’s not surprising that the story of Little Red Riding Hood has been made into a scary movie for adults. In Red Riding Hood, Amanda Seyfried plays a beautiful young woman who is in love with two men. And at least one of those men might be the werewolf that has been terrorizing the girl’s town. Find out if Jason and Jeff were scared or smitten by this grown-up fairytale.


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Jeff:  So have you seen the…this Red Riding Hood movie?

Jason:  Saw it opening day.

Jeff:  Oh, you saw it already?

Jason:  Yep.

Jeff:  I was pretty excited to see it. Don’t spoil it for me.

Jason:  OK.

Jeff:  But isn’t it the same director that directed Twilight? Loved them.

Jason:  Yeah, the first Twilight. They changed the director…

Jeff:  Loved that one especially.

Jason:  The first one?

Jeff:  Yeah.

Jason:  Yeah, it’s got a cool, gothic kinda vibe to it, you know? Which really works with a fairytale.

Jeff:  It does, it seems to be a trend, lots of darker fantasy characters. Vampires, werewolves, etcetera.

Jason:  Exactly. Amanda Seyfried looks kinda gothic already. She’s got these big eyeballs, and I think it’s just gonna be a new trend in vampire movies, sort of mixing them with the children’s element, because already, when you think about the fans of Twilight, they’re like 13 years old. So why not reach out to them by kind of delving into the classic literature for that age group.

Jeff:  Yeah, I think it’s definitely something we’ve seen recently, as far as a trend in movies.

Jason:  Yeah, do you think people like those werewolves and vampires because it makes them feel like kids a little bit? Like they get to have these monsters?

Jeff:  Yeah maybe. Maybe it’s a transition from being a younger kid and being freaked out about that stuff, and then sort of involving some more adult themes into the story.

Jason:  Right.

Jeff:  That could be it.


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Jason loved the new movie Red Riding Hood. It was directed by the same woman who made the first Twilight movie. That was Jeff’s favorite Twilight, so he is very excited to see Red Riding Hood.

Jeff thinks that movies with dark, fantastic creatures like werewolves and vampires are a growing trend in Hollywood. And Jason thinks that another trend could be turning classic children’s stories into scary movies for a more grown-up audience.

What do you think some trends are in movies right now? Do you like movies about dark creatures like werewolves and vampires?



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Russian Federation

I like Twilight movie. And I would like to see Red Riding Hood, because it was directed by the same director)

I suppouse that movies with fantastic creatures are popular in Hollywood nowadays! There are a lot of teens who are excited about Twilight movie in Russia))))


06:53 AM Apr 27 2011 |




In China, it's time traveling stories, especially about traveling to Qing dynasty.

Yes, I like vampires and werewolves, like everyone else. We just like hot guys/girls no matter they are vampires or human.

06:37 AM Apr 27 2011 |




I like the vampire diaries. So, I guess yes, I like vampire movies overall.

06:29 AM Apr 27 2011 |



Costa Rica

I haven’t seen this movie already but i agree is a very strong trend in Hollywood nowaday like in Alice in Wonderland, is about a children tale too but modified to be seen by grown up people

02:58 AM Apr 27 2011 |


Viet Nam

It is cool. It is delving into the story. But I am not terrorizing but I am smitten when seeing this movie.  

02:19 AM Apr 27 2011 |

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