So what could’ve made Red Riding Hood better? It’s anybody’s guess. Really, one can only hope that future fairy tale adaptations won’t be such a shameless cash grab. After all, every moviegoer, even teenagers looking for their next pop culture fix, deserve way, way better than what Red Riding Hood has to offer.


  • Drugs/Alcohol: Social drinking during the village celebration.
  • Language/Profanity: None. 
  • Sex/Nudity: Valerie and Peter have a couple of frolicking scenes with passionate kissing, groping, and eventually, it’s implied they have sex in a later scene. No nudity, but the scenes definitely get a little heated. At the village celebration, Valerie tries to get Peter’s attention by dancing suggestively with another girl.
  • Violence: A young Valerie and Peter hold a knife to a rabbit’s neck (it’s later killed offscreen). The wolf isn’t shy about killing the townspeople, and several human and animal lives are taken as a result (not much blood is shown, but the lifeless bodies are shown on occasion). Solomon makes sure any “practicers of magic” are thrown into an ancient Roman seclusion chamber and also ends the lives of a few people (including his wife) along the way, too.

Christa Banister is a full-time freelancer writer, specializing in music, movies and books-related reviews and interviews and is the author of two novels, Around the World in 80 Dates and Blessed Are the Meddlers. Based in Dallas, Texas, she also weighs in on various aspects of pop culture on her personal blog

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