“Into the Woods” was a very interesting Disney musical. Having been released on December 25, 2014, the musical has many A-list celebs featured in it such as Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Johnny Depp and Chris Pine. Received three Academy Award nominations, including Best Supporting Actress for Streep, three Golden Globe award nominations, and was named one of the top 11 best films of 2014. Criticism had actually rated the movie 71% on the rotten tomatoes scale but then again that is only a small group of people rating a movie, not the general opinion.
When I watched it, it was a little hard to get into at first, it took about 30 minutes for me to actually get into it but that was because there was a lot of story building; such as why the baker and his wife were doing all these crazy things and how everyone's mistakes would lead up to the ending. I will say if they weren't trying to make people mad, they could've stopped once everyone was happy but they decided to kinda let karma bring everything together and I finished the movie a little upset and angry. But hey, I guess you can't have a Disney movie without a family member dying.
The movie itself was very dark before things went south near the end of the movie Johnny Depp was able to make the Big Bad Wolf in Little Red Riding Hood’s story even creepier. He was following her in the dark part of the woods singing about how much he wanted to eat her but it was annoying how even though he said all these things aloud, Little Red wasn’t alarmed. Blissful ignorance; Her mother had warned her not to stray from the path but she did.
I myself also have mixed reviews about the movie. The songs are catchy, the scenes are fantastic, the costumes were on point, Rapunzel’s prince was my absolute favorite character; the facial expressions that he made in the song “Agony” were hilarious and it became my favorite song in the musical because of him. This was a cause and effect movie and the things that the characters did in the beginning came and bit them back in the end. It is a valuable lesson though and it is best for people to think before they act and if they do mess up then take responsibility for your actions. No matter how bad they were.