Book vs. Movie
Red Riding Hood
The movie progressed forward for several more minutes and I was almost ready to throw my hands up in the air with all of the contemporary references that had been thrown into it. It didn’t make the movie edgy, it made it laughable.
The wolf storyline was well done and had me guessing clear until the end who it was.The movie flew by from that point and I don’t know if it was because I had just become accustomed to it or if it actually got better, but I walked out of the theater liking it.
So here is where the easy part comes in. I came home and read the book. As it started out I was amazed at how different it was from the movie, but then I realized that it was actually telling the part of the story that happened before the movie started. Once I reached the part where the movie began, the book and the movie were almost verbatim, and I do mean absolutely verbatim as in word for word, scene for scene.
I understand there was quite the controversy over how this book ended and I for one can see both sides to this situation. If you haven’t read the book, it’s missing the last chapter. It was apparently released on the movie’s official website the day the movie hit theaters. Now I can understand the marketing ploy to do something different to draw your readers to see the movie and find out who the wolf is, BUT what happens once the movie hype is over? Now your readers are left with a partial book. What happens to someone who picks up the book years from now? Am I supposed to send them searching online for the last chapter of the book? So while this was a technically cool ploy or idea…I think perhaps it wasn’t thought through all the way and may have backfired on them slightly. I myself do not find any hateful thoughts toward the situation, it just seems a tad perplexing.
So I will rate the book and the movie the same. Not the best I’ve seen or read, but enjoyable none the less.
3.5 out of 5 Stars