Mildly entertaining but ultimately forgettable, the sequel to the 2005 movie few people saw picks up with Red Riding Hood, Granny, and Big Bad Wolf as new members of the elite Happily Ever After Agency. After a rescue mission goes awry and Granny is kidnapped, Red reluctantly teams with Wolf to save her. Once again, the CGI is mediocre, but it’s the movie’s smug tone that brings it down, with way too many winking lines about sequels and special effects. Still, Bill Hader and Amy Poehler’s heavily accented Hansel and Gretel are fun. But like the hyperactive squirrel Twitchy, Hoodwinked Too! can’t keep still. There’s way too much packed into its short running time, everything moving by so quickly that there’s no time for anything to stick.
Director: Michael D'Isa-Hogan
Writer: Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards and Tony Leech
Producer: Maurice Kanbar and Joan Collins Carey
Cast: Hayden Panettiere, Glenn Close, Joan Cusack, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, David Alan Grier, Andy Dick, Brad Garrett, Martin Short and Patrick Warburton
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