Hoodwinked Too—Hood VS. Evil parents guide

Hoodwinked Too—Hood VS. Evil Parent Guide

"Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil" is truly disappointing considering the previous promise shown by this sibling writing team.

Overall B

When youngsters Hansel and Gretel (voices of Bill Hader and Amy Poehler) mysteriously disappear, the HEA (Happily Ever After Agency) calls for the help of Red (Hayden Panettiere), Wolf (Patrick Warburton), Granny (Glenn Close) and the rest of the usual suspects who were introduced in the first Hoodwinked animated movie.

Release date April 29, 2011

Violence C+
Sexual Content A
Profanity B+
Substance Use A-

Why is Hoodwinked Too—Hood VS. Evil rated PG? The MPAA rated Hoodwinked Too—Hood VS. Evil PG for some mild rude humor, language and action.

Run Time: 87 minutes

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Parent Movie Review

Life in the fairytale forest has been busy since the end of the last Hoodwinked film. Nicky Flippers (voice of David Ogden Stiers), the clever frog who untangled the web of parallel events in the first movie, has since recruited those he interrogated. Now The Big Bad Wolf (voice of Patrick Warburton) and his squirrely partner Twitchy (voice of Cory Edwards—also one of the co-writers of this franchise) have joined with Granny (voice of Glen Close) as a team within Flippers’ "Happily Ever After Agency," an organization determined to make sure everyone goes home… well… happy.

Curiously missing from the group is the ever-capable Red Riding Hood (voice of Hayden Panettiere). However, when their first big case breaks, Red leaves her culinary combat training at the mysterious Sisters of the Hood to rejoin her cohorts. Unfortunately the mission, that involves the kidnapping of two German kids named Hansel and Gretel (voices of Bill Hader and Amy Poehler), gets off to a rocky start when Granny is also abducted by the perpetrating witch (voice of Joan Cusack). With duty calling, Wolf determines to save the day—although his heroics usually end up making things worse.

The original Hoodwinked was a minor masterpiece, despite the production’s chunky animation. The surprisingly engaging story, wry wit and excellent voice talents combined to create a gem. While this second attempt sports better graphics, the script falls short of the earlier genius. As well, more violence (such as fight scenes, explosions and cartoon poundings), a couple of flatulence jokes, one mild profanity and some name-calling may make the film more suitable for older family audiences.

Thankfully, some of the original’s comedy still comes through with a few funny lines and Patrick Warburton’s distinctive, deadpan voice. Yet this new Hoodwinked feels much like so many other unmemorable movies that pass through theaters. And that is truly disappointing considering the previous promise shown by this sibling writing team.

Directed by Mike Disa . Starring Hayden Panettiere, Glenn Close, Patrick Warburton. Running time: 87 minutes. Theatrical release April 29, 2011. Updated

Hoodwinked Too—Hood VS. Evil
Rating & Content Info

Why is Hoodwinked Too—Hood VS. Evil rated PG? Hoodwinked Too—Hood VS. Evil is rated PG by the MPAA for some mild rude humor, language and action.

Violence: Scenes feature hand-to-hand combat, flame blasting weapons, scary giants and characters that are crushed. Violence is set in a comedic, cartoon context, and few injuries result. Characters that have eaten a substance that causes them to grow very large begin ransacking a city. Two children are apprehended by a woman who threatens to eat them. A sleep-inducing gas is depicted. Homes are intentionally blown up. A male character falls on an object, hurting his groin.

Sexual Content: No sexual content noted.

Language: One mild profanity and some name-calling are heard. Benign words (like "muffin") are sometimes used in place of profanities.

Drugs/Alcohol: In a scene that takes place in a club, a character comments that he wants to go to the bar.

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Hoodwinked Too—Hood VS. Evil Parents' Guide

Those familiar with the original Hoodwinked will notice the character Twitchy (the squirrel) gets far more screen time in this film. A similar decision was made with the character Scrat in the sequels of the Ice Age franchise. What do you think is the comedic appeal of these small creatures? What age group do they appeal to? Do they get too much emphasis in later movies?

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Hoodwinked Too—Hood VS. Evil movie is August 16, 2011. Here are some details…

Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS Evil releases to home video in an unrated version. The film is available in DVD, a Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo or a Four-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy. Bonus extras include.

- Music videos

- The Voices of Hoodwinked Too!: Featurette

- Storyboards

- Production Artwork

- Videogame Applications

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This animation is a sequel to the 2005 movie Hoodwinked. The voice talents of Patrick Warburton can also be heard in The Emperor’s New Grove. A fairy godmother peddles "happily-ever-after" potions in Shrek 2.