January 2, 2015
"INTO THE WOODS"
I THOUGHT THE MOVIE MIGHT BE CHEAP LOOKING. WRONG! IT'S FANTASTIC. THIS STORY TELLING ABOUT FAIRY TALES ABOUT JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, CINDERELLA AND RAPUNZEL WILL LIVE FOREVER. THEY COLLIDE - BUT THEY WILL HAVE HAPPY ENDINGS.
Some people may think that the musical on a great big screen would put you to sleep. But what we find is that it is magic. Of course you must be careful. The Black Birds might peck out some of your eyes. Hey, it's just good fun. Children also love it.
The story goes from the musical "Agony". There are a few fascinating Dark moments. I actually should say - some of it is really scary. It's fun to watch the Witch (Meryl Streep.) and Cinderella's Prince (Chris Pine) and the other Prince (Billy Magnussen) - as they pretty much sing the same songs over and over. I Love it - and will never forget "The Woods!"
The sets and scenery are the best I've seen on the screen in years. And the colors - "WOW!" The movie is very emotional. Do we think that Streep will again get an Award this year? Of course - she will. And don't forget that Sondheim made some of the film. One of the funniest is Christine Baranski - as the wicked Stepmother. Watch the Stepmothers all get together - they are just hilarious. The words and music is unique and uplifting.
Witch's are all over the place (Ms Streep) - hiding in the bushes She does a great job with singing in the dark forest. You can't always keep the birds off of you.
This is a great catch in the Woods. Especially black humor and great acting - plus two very handsome Prince's. Some people may not like musicals. I love them. What do you expect? Act like a Kid again and run for life. We did get to see Johnny Depp hiding in the bushes. Couldn't see much - but what we saw were amazing energetic moments. And Scary!
One guy in the audience couldn't wait to leave. He said: "It was two hours of torture." Really? - I found it to be a great movie - along with the costumes and the songs, the music brought Everyone I heard "I Love It' - but then of course..."I'm a Little Mad!"
IT'S A VISUAL MOVING EXPERIENCE
THE MAGNIFICENT CAST:
STARS: Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chis Pine and others
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