Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Into the Woods

A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.

Into the Woods is a fairytale movie directed by Rob Marshall, incorporating a lot of fairytale and a lot of singing; starring Meryl Streep,  Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, James Corden and Emily Blunt. This movie is like Les Misérables where they sing 90% of the dialogue. Just putting it out there but if you don't like that just know it has a lot of it. Moreover, all the cast is doing a pretty good job: from Meryl Streep (once again Oscar nominated for best actress in a supporting role) to Anna Kendrick and Emily Blunt. I do like good music in a movie and every song was really in tune and blend well together. Plus, I like fairytale as I grew up with pretty much all of these, to the point where now I missed Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin and his "All magic comes with a price dairy...". However, in the third act the movie kept going past a point it should not and that segment of the film is a little bit disappointing and almost boring. Finally there are actually some twists and turns in the final quarter that conflict with everything from the beginning. The last 25% kills the mood of the previous 75%. 

Overall if you like fairy tales and musical you are going to like this film as it takes everything from your childhood and weave it to one giant story. The performances are solid and the movie pretty much worked for what it was.

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