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A Sleeping Pill With a Cover,
Ce commentaire est de: Red Riding Hood / Le Chaperon Rouge (Bilingual) (DVD)I viewed this film with an open mind. I wasn't influenced by reviews or critiques as I hadn't even heard the film existed before my girlfriend found it. A common criticism I am seeing is that it rips off the "Twilight" films, but I never saw those films so I couldn't even compare them.
In the early seconds I was curious but quickly I lost interest. This is a style of filmmaking which focuses exclusively on visuals: photography, lighting, costumes, makeup, hair style and sets. Sacrificed therefore is natural acting, as the director controls them like puppets and everything feels planned and sterile. The `actors' are used as models to move from Point A to Point B and deliver their lines. Therefore we cannot form a relationship with them.
The viewing experience feels like a chore as we are dragged through twists and turns we can't enjoy because we are not emotionally invested. Obviously the filmmakers wanted to try something different (artistic) but when you sacrifice substance for flash a film always falls short. Even the great Gary Oldman struggles to give a decent performance here. You see, it's not the fault of the actors, it's the directing style. And a CGI wolf doesn't help.
Seems to me someone saw the Lord of the Rings trilogy (and by the sounds of things, Twilight) and decided to slap together this pile of...but maybe that's being too harsh. What I can say is, it nearly put both my girlfriend and I to sleep! I can't psychically read their intentions, all I can do is gaze widely at this awful film and wonder...why?