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Friday, 16 January 2015

Into The Woods Review

Do you dare to enter? 
Into The Woods Review – This is a musical movie – think Enchanted/Chicago 
Boom boom bang cast memebers! 
What if Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella all exist at the same time and get what they wish for? The fairy tale we used to hear ends with ‘…and they lived happily ever after…’ but what if there was more to the ever after? Adapted from theatre musical, the story finally comes to live with super cast. It starts off with childless Bakers (James Corden & Emily Blunt) who go on a quest to fulfil the Witch (Meryl Streep) request so they can break the spell cast upon them. They stumble upon Cinderella (who has the golden shoe), Rapunzel (with her long hair), Jack (owner of the cow) and Little Red Riding Hood (her blood red cape). With time running out, will The Baker manage to obtain the items needed to satisfy the Witch’s demand?
My favourite Baker! Ehem....
As mentioned earlier, this flick carries so many big names. Added fun is to watch this troupe not only act but also break out in songs. I’ve watched Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp sing before so it was nice to hear their singing voice again.  I was blown away by Emily’s voice (I like this women so bite me). Chris Pine was also a delight with his vain Prince Charming role. Storyline was well crafted to a certain satisfaction but it did felt a bit draggy at certain part. Alas the talent made up with flaws.
Careful what you wish for!!! 
You will find yourself humming to some of the songs from the movie when you walk out of the cinema. Just be sure not sing too loud and scare away other patrons.  Go buy the original soundtrack and sing your heart out at your home instead. 

P/s - Thanks Adam for the ticket! :) 

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