I know that this is not really one of the “obscure” movies I said that I would post here, but I’m pretty sure that not enough people caught this flick the first time around.
Hoodwinked is awesome for many reasons. First of all, it comes from the mind of Cory Edwards and his brother, Todd. These guys made this movie happen from sheer creativity, determination, hard work and very little money at the outset. That’s always inspiring to a church planter…
It’s also awesome because it doesn’t look like every other animated movie out there. The creators would tell you that they did the best they could with what they had to work with (The principle of “Hotels on Mediterranean & Baltic” -there really is a post coming) but I really like the animation style for this movie. It fits the story very well and works much better than even the creators realize. It has a “story book” look.
Another reason it’s awesome is because it’s just stinkin’ funny. The other day, out of the blue, my kids actually said that they “really wanted to see ‘Hoodwinked’ again.” So we watched it again, and we were laughing out loud throughout the whole thing. Patrick Warburton as the Wolf=brilliant casting, for example.
And finally, Hoodwinked is awesome because it’s a very clever story, with subtle things thrown in like the character of “Nicky Flippers,” who bears a striking resemblance to the “Thin Man.” (Wait, that’s for another Friday Flick entry.) You’ll figure out the culprit early on, but it’s still fun to watch it play itself out. And the first time we saw it, my brother-in-law, Keith, was in the room. You’ll have to see it to know why that’s funny.
“Hoodwinked!” is the kind of movie that makes me want to make a movie. What I’m trying to say is that I liked it. 😀
Add it to your Netflix que here.
By the way, and just so you’re “in the know,” the sequel is currently in production: “Hood Vs. Evil.”
Did you see Hoodwinked? Will you see Hoodwinked? Let me know in the comments…