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Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil Review Critics


Dave White Profile

Nothing a bigger wolf can't cure. Read full review


Grae Drake Profile

A grim fairy tale. Read full review

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  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 10

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    One of the most obnoxious and least necessary animated films of the century thus far.

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  • 25

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Memorable for being one of the most obnoxious animated movies of recent years.

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  • 25

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    As if by deliberate and vaguely sadistic design, Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil leeches the fun clean out of the first "Hoodwinked" (2005).

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    The movie can't be saved from its own vices of manic pacing and tediously pro forma pop culture jokes.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 7+

Fairy tale sequel has tired jokes, tedious references.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this fairytale-spoofing sequel is full of double-meaning jokes for kids and adults, as well as loads of cartoonish, action-style violence. Both the heroes and the villains know how to fight -- with their fists, feet, and fancy weapons. A couple of minor characters seem to be crushed or fall to their presumed deaths, but there's more property damage than actual injuries, and no overt deaths. There's also one use of "damn" and a fair bit of "insult" language ("stupid," "doodie," "shut up," etc.), and some families may be bothered by the somewhat stereotypical way that an ogre and a giant are portrayed. That said, there are a few positive life lessons about redemption and collaboration, not to mention that most of the best agents are female (like Granny and Red).

  • Families can talk about why fairy tale adaptations are so popular. Why do filmmakers want to remake these stories again and again? What do the different versions of the tales have in common?
  • Did any of the characters seem stereotyped to you? Is that OK? Why or why not?
  • Do you think this sequel will appeal to viewers if they aren't familiar with the first one?

The good stuff
  • educationalvalue true0

    Educational value: The movie intends to entertain rather than educate.

  • message true2

    Messages: The two major storylines make the point that being "number two" doesn't mean you're a failure unless you yourself believe that, that it's always OK to need help, and that you shouldn't let your pride get in the way of helping others. But the depiction of the Italian mob boss-like giant and the Eddie Murphy-imitating ogre might disturb some audience members. While not overtly racist, they could be off-putting to some viewers.

  • rolemodels true2

    Role models: Red learns that she needs to ask for help and doesn't have to do everything on her own; Granny convinces Verushka that it's never too late to redeem yourself; and the Wolf discovers that he misses Red and that they complement each other as work partners. Some characters are stereotyped.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence and scariness: Animated violence, trickery, and deceit includes martial arts-style confrontations, two overgrown characters that wreak havoc on a city (turning over vehicles, demolishing buildings), a giant that pounds and squashes things (as well as a character or two), and a group of pig thugs that uses weapons to try to eliminate their targets (via explosions, guns, car chases). Some characters are injured, but except for one villain who plunges to his (presumed) death, no one really seems to die. It's all intended to be very cartoonish and humorous.

  • sex false0

    Sexy stuff: Two female squirrel visitors come out of Squirrely's mobile home to kiss him good-bye.

  • language false2

    Language: One "damn," plus insults including "shut up," "doodie," "stupid," "little girl," "loser," and more. The word "muffins" is used as a stand-in for curse words.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue