Saturday, July 11, 2015

"Into The Woods" Review

Lydia and I had been wanting to see this movie ever since it came out, a very long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away a long while ago. The family finally watched it a few nights ago, but was a bit disappointed.

Please keep in mind, we bear no hard feelings to any of the cast or crew for making it.

The good:

The sets were amazing! The lighting was stupendous! The cast was perfect! The stories were all woven together excellently!

It was all relatively easy to follow, there were a few parts that took some pondering, but I think that everyone understood what happened in the movie.

Whoever edited the scenes was truly gifted in that department.

I did like that they referenced David and Goliath, by having Jack kill the giantess with a stone to the forehead.

The bad:

"Choose what's right for you."

Wait, what? Are you kidding me? No! That's like, a huge fallacy of some sort. I learned about it in Philosophy, but I can't remember exactly what it is called.

"I'm supposed to be charming, not sincere."

Charm is sincerity! Anyone who says any different it selling something.

Why did Cinderella keep going to the festival to dance with the prince if she would only run away from him in the end?

Why did the witch need the magic beans to live?

The ugly:

Prince 'Charming' you are already married to Cinderella, why are you trying to have an affair with the baker's wife? And why isn't the baker's wife fighting?

When watching this part, I practically yelled at the tv screen, telling her to hit him. But she went along with him anyways. Grrr.

The scenes with the witch were almost funny, but she really wasn't very nice. And that scene where she dissipates into a puddle of goo was a bit anti climactic. She had just finished singing a very dramatic song, and then *boom* she's a puddle.

On a scale of one to ten, I'd give Into The Woods a six.



  1. Good review! We felt the same way: It had the makings of a good movie, but the bizarre deviations from the play and murky moral messages were disappointing.

  2. I have one word for yah. "Musical."

    The good: James Corden.

    The bad: Everything except James Corden

    Thought I'd hate it. I was right.


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