Into the Woods Movie Review

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I'm a big fan of anything related to Disney and when Disney Films showed the trailer of the movie Into the Woods, I was really excited. Imagine Chris Pine,. Emily Blunt, Ana Kendrick, Meryl Streep not to mention Johnny Depp in one movie, can't imagine any movie more epic than that right? But! I didn't do my research which is why when I finally watched the movie, I was in for a surprise.

Into the Woods is based from a musical with the same title that includes lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986, and premiered on Broadway on November 5, 1987. Bernadette Peters's performance as the Witch and Joanna Gleason's portrayal of the Baker's Wife brought acclaim to the production during its original Broadway run. Into the Woods won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical (Joanna Gleason), in a year dominated by The Phantom of the Opera. 

I may not be a big fan of musical play but I enjoy watching some. The film which is directed by Rob Marshall tells the story of the baker and his wife longing to have a baby of their own since they were suffering from a curse of a with, they have to do what the with ordered them to do so that they will finally have a child. They were asked to find a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn, and a slipper as pure as gold. They will meet the other important characters that will give them what they want at their own risk.

Johnny Depp played the big bad wolf and was in the screen for about a few minutes which made me sad but  even so, I love his part, still the gothic type of role.

In recent years we’ve had Mamma Mia! in 2009 and Les Misérables in 2012 that have both been massive hits but they’re not that big like they used to. So for this to be adapted, especially as it’s something not many non-musical lovers would know, was a risk by Disney but as with all their live-action fairytales so far it’s paid off. I'm not sure if kids will enjoy watching this since it's a musical but maybe you can also encourage them to appreciate this form of entertainment.

But I like that fact that, even though this movie has it’s villains such as The Giant and the Wolf and Cinderella’s family. The Witch isn’t evil, it’s more a case of circumstance furthering the Once theory of evil not being born but made. I love how she was trying to find these ingredients to lift her curse while knowing she couldn’t touch any of them so she had to manipulate others. There are lessons learned.

So there you have it, Into the Woods is now showing in theaters nationwide!
Check out the trailer below:

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