I promised to write a review of this movie the day after my previous post, and of course I failed to comply once again. Well better late than never right? Here’s my short review of “Into the Woods” (1/10 of my Disney Movie Challenge).
Are you a fan of fairytales? Well even if you feel old for them, deep inside your love for them will never fade. All of us have a favorite story, such as Cinderella or Red Riding Hood. So what if there was a musical movie that combined all of your favorite fairytales together? That would be called “Into the Woods”.
Based from the Broadway musical of the same name, “Into the Woods” is about a childless baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) who had to remove the witch’s (Meryl Streep) curse placed on them, which was to be childless. They had to find a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, a hair as yellow as corn and a slipper as pure of gold. On the couple’s journey they come across other characters from other fairytales such as Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) from Jack and the Beanstalk, Red Riding Hood (Lily Crawford) and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy).
For me, the movie was really great. Being a fan of musicals, the songs were well interpreted by the actors and actresses in the movie. I never knew Emily Blunt could sing that well, and the movie made me admire Anna Kendrick’s singing voice more. Most of all I admire Meryl Streep’s acting as the witch as she portrayed the role excellently.
With themes such as bravery, friendship and unity, the message of the movie was very strong and powerful. It teaches us to learn from our mistakes, and that working together leads us to accomplish something better. Last of all, the movie tells us that in times of trouble and strife, we do not need to worry because in the end, no one is alone.