Monday, 12 January 2015

Review : Into the Woods

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.

We all know the drill with whole fairy tale thing. And they all live happily ever after. However have we ever dared to wonder what happens after, happily ever after. Into the Woods is a new musical feature film which is about exploring the boundaries beyond the concept of fairy tales and what we believe to be the stories we know and love and almost tries to expose that in a way to sort of change our perspective in hindsight. 

Honestly, I just didn't really connect with this film which is disappointing because the trailers made it look really promising indeed. It was a matter of good advertising but having the actual product is less than satisfactory. How annoying is that?

I did however get captivated into the story and the songs were great, all the cast delivered. Meryl Streep inperticular performing 'Stay with me'.  A wicked witch who isn't really wicked she's just pursued upon in the light because of her appearance she's just a mother who's being protective of her daughter. It's like the story of Wicked and the truth behind the witches of Oz, Wicked is a great show by the way, highly recommend you see it.

I'll make this short and sweet because I didn't like this film at all, though the songs were good and the overall theme is appealing, the build up to the dark twist was good, the dark twist was not as dark as I thought it would be.

Plus one of my main bugs about this film is Johnny Depp who's appearance in the film makes no sense, Johnny Depp - fantastic actor, but drawn into a part which my own dad could of played. It was so disappointing to see him so briefly when his name is hyped up as being one of the biggest stars of the film.It was like Johnny Depp had looked like he wondered off the set of a very bad Tim Burton film set and got lost and ended up in another film.

I can really see what the director is trying to do. Give the whole production a bit more oomph that it needs to stand out and give it credibility. However just wishing upon a star and hoping for the best, won't make your dream come true. 4/10

NEXT: Disney's The Fox and the Hound.

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