Movie Review: Into the Woods Into the Woods was released on Christmas Day, (It seems like a theme is occurring) It is a musical movie based on a play. It focuses on the retelling of the Grimm Fairy Tales (not Disney). The main characters are a baker, the baker’s wife, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack (from the Jack and the beanstalk), Cinderella’s Prince, Rapunzel’s Prince, and the Witch. The plot centers around the adventures of each of these characters as they travel through the woods. The movie contained most of the songs that are in the play, but some had to be redone, others were cut out entirely from the poem.
For being rated PG, this movie did have some extremely dark elements. Not even 15 minutes into the movie, Johnny Depp’s character, the big bad wolf, comes off as a creep (respectively) and then starts to sing a song that ultimately confirms that he is a perv. The movie continues and we find out that the princes are looking to settle down…if you know what I mean. However, both Cinderella’s Price (played by Chris Pine) and Rapunzel’s Prince (played by Billy Magnussen) perform the best song in the movie. Link here I personally enjoyed this movie. I am a big fan of fairly tales, musicals with catchy songs, and hot guys playing princes. However I don’t think this film is suitable for children. Many of the themes are adult, and their is surprisingly number of disturbing scenes and many deaths. Personally some of the scenes I though could have been done better, or the dialogue improved. However I could be completely speaking out of term because I have not seen the actual play. If any of you saw the movie comment whet you think of it…love to hear all your opinions.
I give it…