Into the Woods Movie Review


One cold day this winter break, many people went to the movies.  Those movie goers had a wide array of selections, one of those being “Into the Woods.”  “Into the Woods” is a combination of the classic fairy tales Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Jack and the Beanstalk with an added twist.  These stories intertwine and mingle with a dialogue that is set to music.  It toes the line between movie and musical, officially making a Disney movie.

The movie starts off with all of the characters singing the namesake song of the movie, Into the Woods.  Here we see the characters that bring everyone together, the baker and his wife.   They meet with the “evil” witch who uses them to complete her potion.  The couple sets off on their adventure and meets with the other characters in, you guessed it, the woods.  A new song begins and the fairy tale characters begin their own stories.  Jack climbs his beanstalk, Rapunzel lets down her hair, Red Riding Hood harrowingly escapes death by wolf, and Cinderella loses her shoe again, and again, and again.

By the end of the movie, I’m blown away.  Although I’d had about enough with the singing, the movie was amazing.  Story lines we have heard numerous times are brought in with a new perspective.  “Into the Woods” was one of my favorite movies over the holiday break and I hope to watch it again during Easter break!