Red Riding Hood Takes The Day Off


So today I wasn’t feeling so hot. It started last night and just won’t stop. Migraines and nausea. Its not fun. So I took a day off of work and still don’t feel any better after spending the entire day laying down watching TV. I think it has to do mostly with the fact I’m exhausted {although for some reason I couldn’t get a nap in for anything. I hurt to much to be able to fall asleep} and the weather. The weather is nasty hot, humid, and now just started on and off raining. Welcome to Florida, right?

So I decided to watch Red Riding Hood. I have been anxiously waiting to see this movie. Since I can no longer go see movies in the theaters anymore for two reasons:

1- Hubby does not believe in babysitters. If the child can’t go, we don’t go. Sometimes I wish we could have a babysitter to have some alone time but absolutely we have never had a babysitter in the 4 years this girl has been alive. And you can’t take a 4 year old to movies like this or any other movies I have any interest in since I only want to see scary movies. Its not really the cost for a sitter, but that he has such hard trust issues. He does not believe in leaving our child with anyone at all. So that makes it hard. He refuses to have someone watch her cause he just can't do it. He trusts no one.

2- The cost for the three of us {me, hubby, and child} is now $41 to see a movie in the theater. Its crazy. Last time we went to the movies was to see Toy Story 3 with her and we spent $41 on the 3 tickets and then another $29 on food and drinks {which by the way, we hardly got anything at all when one drink is $9 and popcorn is about $12, it adds up fast} So we don’t get to go out to the movies much.

So anyway, back to my point.. I had been long awaiting to see this movie since I love the twisted fairytale movies. BTW, my fav one still remains Snow White: A Tale of Terror with Sam Neil and Sigourney Weaver… remember that one? Still in love with it.

Anyway, so I decided today was the perfect day to watch it since I couldn’t do anything else. So I popped it in and watched with excitement. Sadly, I was a little disappointed in it. I thought it should have been a bit better. I liked the movie overall. I really thought it was so much like The Village in a lot of ways. Even down to the boy who was “special”. But in fact, he was my first choice on who the wolf was. I’m always wrong in guessing the identity of the killer in movies. This was one of those times.

Red Riding Hood was good for what it was. I just wish they would really go all out with these kinds of movies. Like, super raw, to the bone, hard core real life stuff…. but they don’t seem to. Its still “fairytale-ish”. Like the wolf looked like a joke. Way too much CG was put into him. I would say I thought the movie was pretty good for what it was but sadly, I don’t think I would watch it again nor buy it. And I hate that feeling on movies I really had been wanting to see.


  1. Anyone else haven't watched a movie since a little one was born? **me, raises one hand!** :-DSpanish Pinay

  2. I haven't seen Red Riding Hood yet and I wondered how good it was. That sucks hubby doesn't believe in sitters, but I don't blame him. Considering the cost of just going out alone (esp those movie prices OUCH!) and tacking on the cost of a babysitter. It makes for an expensive night. A couple of times hubby and I went out and got a sitter it cost us well over $50. One night we spent $100 and it wasn't even that good of a night. We went to dinner, went to a club, went to this other bar, got more food, then came home and paid the sitter. Most expensive date ever for us. I still enjoyed our time alone, but wish it wasn't so dang expensive.

  3. I'm not big on "scary" movies, but I have been wanting to see this one...kind of. I did like "The Village". I'm sorry your husband doesn't like sitters! My marriage would have not survived the last two years of my daughter's life without regular nights out and alone time. I realize the movies are expensive, my husband and I hardly EVER go. But, we love to go to dinner and go for motorcycle rides. It's just so nice to connect and have alone time.

  4. As far as the whole babysitting thing, I understand where your husband is coming from. You can't really trust people these days. We don't do babysitters either. Instead, we plan our semi-alone time for when my mom can take our oldest once a month. That still leaves us with the baby but he sleeps most of the day since he's just one month.

  5. Yea, he is the worst with letting anyone watch her because he trusts absolutely no one with her. Since we don't have family anywhere nearby, we just have to make do and try to spend sometime together after she goes to sleep which is really hard considering it takes sometimes hours to get her to bed. I'll be up with her til Midnight some nights and then she'll fall asleep. But yea, marriage can be a bit tough with zero alone time, but somehow we have managed to stay happy. It would just be nice to go out like we used to before she was born

  6. Son's 12, so it's almost costing us an arm and a leg to go these days! Thank you very much for suggesting those movies! I've now put them into my Netflix Dvd and/or instant queue!!!