Movie Review : Into The Woods

Let me link you to this hilarious duet between to princes. 

I just watched the musical yesterday despite my original plan to do some housekeeping. As usual I never caught up with my personal plans :P. I am always side tracked with side activities like this, but who can say no to a day off and a chance to watch a movie without the kids.

Anyway, it's been awhile since I last watched a movie at the cinemas. This is the first time I watched a new movie not via Astero Foirst or Astero Beist since I came back to work. In fact, I watched it alone while my husband attended an event at a nearby location. I timed it so I would finish by the time finishes work.

So I entered the movie hall not knowing that it was a musical. I think I imdbed it a few days before, but i failed to notice that it is a musical film. Had I known, I wouldn't buy the ticket. I have a hard time sitting still through a musical, unless it is a live play. Well, what made me buy the ticket was that I read somewhere among my friends' statuses that it incorporated fairy tales in it. I am so into fairy tales, my passion, my love, my escapism channel.

For the first 15 minutes or so, the movie concentrated on introducing the main characters and how their stories intertwined with the others. There's a boy with a cow and a naggy mother - obviously Jack from Jack and the beanstalks, a couple of bakers who have no children with a witch for a neighbour, a little girl in red hood stealing breads for her grandmother who lives in the forest, a young abused lady with an evil mother and step sisters - Cinderella. 

The first half shows how they all wishes for something and how they got it. The second half showed that after getting their wishes, they did not live happily ever after - after all. A lot of character died and there was Johnny Depp in it. I will write more when the movie is no longer shown on Malaysian cinemas, but here are my comments in point forms.

1. Anna Kendrick's voice sounded so shrill at the beginning of the movie but sounded better towards the end.
2. Search for the movie in and read the trivias.
3. Watch out for the duet between the princes, that was awesome and funny.
4. The movie was a toned down version of the musical by Stephen Sondheim. There were elements of adultery, paedophilia and suicide in it but I guess kids would just glide through the movies without thinking about the implicit message. I think only adults tend to overthink as we all have too much resources, references and knowledge to make us overthink, don't you think?

edited : 21.1.2015, 11.00 am.


Dokter faRyn said...

baru teringat nak bawak cik puan aina. tapi macam tak sesuaii je hehehehe

Naderiey M said...

Mungkin tak berapa sesuai : tema-tema adultery, pedofilia tu rasanya hanya boleh didetect oleh orang dewasa. Macam, takkanla wife kepada baker itu cium putera raja tu je. Dan apabila wolf tu duk skodeng little red riding hood tu dari belakang - terasa-rasa macam ada pedofilia. Bahkan pelakon asalnya Sophia Grace tarik diri sebab terlalu muda dan orang kata tak sesuai, so dia ganti dengan budak lebih besar. Kalau dalam musical pentas dia watak little red riding hood tu orang usia 20an. Tapi memang tak sesuai kot untuk kanak-kanak.

Lily Mama Zara|Zareef|Zayed said...

Aku pon ingt citer ni best..terpengaruh ngn watak2 princess member aku gi pon kate tak best gak..hahaha