Were you hookwinked into seeing "Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil?" You are probably one of the few. The sequel to the 2006 animated film has barely been a blip at the box office, since it's late April release date.
Adding 3D into the equation hasn't seemed to help the film recoup much of its $30 million budget. To date, the film has made an embarrassing $6.7 million.
Maybe the film would have done better it were actually any good. Currently, tracking 11 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, it seems like "Hoodwinked Too!" has very little going for it. The animation is bad, the story is bad, and the marketing didn't help matters either. The one reason you may want to sneak into this movie isn't the 3D, but the roster of famous voices that are attached. That lineup includes Hayden Panettiere, Patrick Warburton, Glenn Close, Martin Short, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Joan Cusack, Brad Garrett and Wayne Newton.
Here is what The Weinstein Company says:
"The good... the bad... the Twitchy. From the team that brought you 'Hoodwinked,' the hilarious re-telling of the classic Little Red Riding Hood fable, which grossed over $110 million in the United States, comes the side-splitting all-new tale 'Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil.' The sequel finds our heroine, Red, training with a covert group called the Sisters of the Hood. However, before she can finish her training, she's forced to leave to rescue her Granny, Hansel and Gretel. Of course, what is a sequel without guest stars from the original? Thankfully, Granny and the rest of the Hoodwinked gang, including Nicky Flippers, who returns as head of the Happily Ever After Agency, along with the Wolf and his furry little caffeinated partner, all help solve the forest's latest caper. 'Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil' is sure to be a rollicking, clever, comic rollercoaster ride combining edge of your seat adventure with classic, zany cartoon antics."
Here is what reviewers say:
"If you've got kids whose perfect idea of fun is putting on 3D glasses, no matter how crappy the movie on the screen is, then by all means run out and see this. For everyone else, though, it's only worth seeing when you can rent it on regular old 2D Blu-Ray-- and even then only if you've run out of actually good animated movies to see." - Katey Rich, Cinema Blend
"The picture trades whimsy for a broader canvas of double-crosses and 3D showmanship, playing feebly with the established personalities instead of introducing a new wave of troublemakers. The script's content to give fans exactly what they want, though the level of creativity leaves much to be desired." - Brian Orndorf, DVD Talk
"The candy-colored animation is serviceable, but the 3D lacks eye-poking pizzazz. And though the voice cast is surprisingly star-studded, most are phoning it in -- particularly Warburton, who sloppily tosses off joke lines as if he's too bored to give them punch." - Matt Stevens, E! Online