This post is part of my movie-a-day challenge in which I will watch a film every day for 365 days. Today is Day 87. You can see all the posts for this challenge HERE. To see the original Movie-a-Day Challenge post, click HERE.
Hey friends! 🌟 So, after binge-watching some seriously intense dramas recently that left my emotions all over the place, I decided it was time for a gear shift. I needed something a tad lighter, a bit whimsical, you know? So, I dove into my “Missed at the Movies” list and loaded up “Into the Woods.” I remember back in 2014, I was all geared up to catch this flick on the big screen, but life, as it often does, had other plans. Fast forward to now, and it’s finally showtime in my living room!
Now, don’t get me wrong, I was all in for a magical, fairy-tale mash-up. The idea of seeing Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack (of beanstalk fame) all tangled up in one big adventure sounded like a recipe for fun. And with Rob Marshall at the helm, I was expecting some of that “Chicago” razzle-dazzle. 🎭
But here’s the thing: the music… it just didn’t do it for me. Maybe it’s just my taste, but all the tunes started blending into one long, never-ending song. I kept waiting for that one banger to knock my socks off, but nope, my socks stayed firmly on. 🧦🚫
And can we talk about the plot for a sec? It starts off all charming and enchanted, with everyone wishing for something more. Classic fairy-tale stuff, right? But as their paths cross in the woods, things take a turn. And not just a cute, “oops, I tripped on a vine” kind of turn, but more like a “whoa, did that character just bite the dust?” kind of turn. I mean, I was expecting twists and turns, but the body count? That caught me off guard. 🌲💀
The cast, though, was pretty stellar. Meryl Streep as the Witch? Iconic. She brings this edgy, rock-star vibe to the woods that I’m totally here for. And Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick… they all bring their A-game, weaving through their intertwined stories with a mix of charm and depth. But even with all that star power, the movie just didn’t wow me. It was like expecting a grand feast and ending up with just a decent appetizer. 🌠
Now, don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t all a walk in the mundane woods. There were moments of pure enchantment and clever twists on the fairy tales we thought we knew. But as the credits rolled, I found myself reflecting more on what could have been than on what was. Maybe it was the hype in my head, or maybe I just wasn’t in the right mood.
So, yeah. My evening with “Into the Woods” was more of a leisurely stroll than an exhilarating adventure. It had its moments, sure, but I guess not every walk in the woods leads to a fairy-tale ending. Here’s to the next movie night—may it bring the enchantment I was looking for this time around. 🍿✨
Catch you on the flip side,