A Quick Review: Into the Woods

14 January 2015

I'm listening to the soundtrack for this movie right now as I write this review if that tells you anything. I personally thought that the trailer didn't offer up much at all, I knew that I would probably watch it eventually as it was Disney and filled with many celebrities that I love watching.

It was only after I found out that it was a Broadway musical made into a film, and that it had already been nominated for a Golden Globe for Film of the Year, I decided maybe this movie would actually be worth seeing in cinemas.

Such star studded films can either be a hit or miss. Almost everyone has reasonably equal screen time, movie stars mixed in with Broadway stars. Each holding their own against the other. Emily Blunt & Chris Pine showed off their amazing voices, to really no one's surprise. Most celebs can sing can't they?

This movie is charming and amusing. I told my partner that it was a musical whilst we were in the car on the way to the cinema and he groaned with "Agh I didn't know that." But admitted at the end that he loved it, as did I.

There are quite a few adult themes in this film, the original Broadway production was even darker than the movie as Disney already made quite a few changes to the storyline to make it more family friendly. With a lot of the fairy tales staying true to their original roots from The Brothers Grimm. Which are a bit more, well grim, than the Disneyfied stories you may be used too.

Into the Woods kept me entertained the entire way through, and wishing that I could sing along to the music. During all the scenes you can fully tell that it's a Broadway Play turned film, as a lot of the scenes have the layout that of a stage show production.

Emily Blunt & James Corden as The Baker & his Wife
Lilla Crawford as Little Red
Meryl Streep as The Witch
I loved the movie, as you could have probably guessed, I'm still listening to the soundtrack. My favourite song at the moment is probably the slightly creepy "Hello Little Girl" by Johnny Depp & Lilla Crawford.

Cya! xx

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  1. I'd like to see that! I've heard its really good, and I love Meryl Streep!

    Lucy x

  2. I really can't wait till I get the chance to see this! I may just go and have a listen to the soundtrack in the meantime.


  3. Ahh I actually had no idea this was a musical! Really interested in seeing it, great review :)

    Andini xx
    Adventures of an Anglophile

  4. There are so many stars in this film it's insane. Meryl Streep is a goddess. I've yet to see this.

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  5. Great review really want to see this film!

    Suki and the City

  6. Wow I hadn't heard of this film but now I really want to see it - especially as there are so many celebs in it! :)


  7. I thought it was okay. The music was all a bit samey but I have never seen an actual 'they sing all the way through it' musical so i guess maybe that's the way it goes normally? I loved little red and the wolf and I'm sad that they weren't in it longer. Everyone was good acting/singing wise, I just felt like there was something missing! x

  8. I agree - I feel like the trailer left a lot to be desired. But at the same time, I had a feeling that it would be good. (Can't go wrong with Meryl Streep, right?) I'm so glad to know it actually is an amazing movie and will definitely be checking it out!

    xx Kathryn

  9. I felt the same way you did about the trailer but now that I've read your review I actually can't wait to watch the movie! Might have to hide the musical factor to my hubby until the last minute too though lol

  10. I can't wait to watch this, so many great actors & actresses—especially Meryl Streep!

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  11. Looks like an interesting movie!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  12. Definitely looking forward to seeing the movie and great to hear you and your partner enjoyed it so much! This is not my genre of choice (musicals) but I really like the look and feel of it, and favor a few of the actors.

  13. I enjoyed the film myself. It was funny, and I loved all the songs.
    I'm not sure about the ending…but then again it did wrap it all up in a neat Disney bow.

    Jennifer Jayne xx

    1. They changed the ending a little bit compared to the original, check out this wiki post and read the last bit! haha http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Into_the_Woods#Act_II
      [spoilers for people who haven't seen it]

  14. Emily blunt & James cordon AND Chris pine in the same film!! Looks like a must see, great review :) Cant wait to see it now xx


  15. I tried not to read too much of this because I really want to see it and I do like when I'm not too familiar with the story line. Woo Dinsey!

    Corinne x

    1. Haha it's all good, I basically wrote none of the storyline in the review! x

  16. Oh the stage version is gorgeous! This is top of my list of films to see but I am a bit nervous about it being too Disneyfied. Great review.


    1. I would looove to see the stage version. Disney changed some things but it's still pretty dark overall, not that Disneyfied I don't believe. x

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  18. So glad you enjoyed it.
    I was in the musical in middle and high school so I can say/sing just about every line to it.
    My housemate could only make it through the first 10 mins so I am glad to hear it was only him who was disappointed with it and not people with good taste. :)


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