Monday, January 5, 2015
Movie Review: Into the Woods
Into the Woods Movie Review
By Lauren- all opinions are my own; I do not own any of these photos
IMDB Summary: 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.
Review: I saw this movie the day after Christmas, and normally I would have written a review by now but I had other things that needed to go up and my co-blogger, Alicia, was supposed to start in the new year. Unfortunately, she's been sick, so you'll just have to keep an eye out for something by her soon! And now...some brief thoughts on Into the Woods.
I heard that someone saw the movie without being aware, so I'll state it now: this is a musical. Now that we're past that, I will continue by saying this is a great one. It's definitely a film that I would see again. As for the musical, I've never seen it, but I'm quite curious now to see how the two differ.
I think the whole cast was fantastic. I love that they had a mix of well-known and lesser-known actors. Everyone had a great voice for their part though. I'm a huge fan of Anna Kendrick, and I think she has amazing voice, so it was wonderful seeing her play the flighty Cinderella who has never had to make a proper decision for herself before.
As for Johnny Depp as the Wolf, I think he did a really good job. Again, his voice fit the part, and I was a bit upset he wasn't in the film that long. It makes sense though. There were two young actors in the movie that did a fantastic job, and they have such wonderful voices. You have Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood and Daniel Huttlestone as Jack (yes, Jack and the Beanstalk). Some of you may recognize Daniel as Gavroche from Les Misérables, the movie version.
Well, I said brief, didn't I? I suppose I should end this here. Basically, I really enjoyed Into the Woods. There are some darker moments, but it's also full of humor which surprised me (in a good way!) Yes, it feels a bit long near the end, but overall, it's enjoyable from beginning to end.