2014 PG 2 hour Musical from Disney Studios
stars Emily Blunt, James Cordon, Meryl Streep as the witch, Chris Pine as Prince Charming , Anna Kendrick and Johnny Depp & the ‘big’ bad wolf.
Instead of our usual fairytales, we have a mash-up story woven together into an annoying Musical. OH Gods are they only going to sing. My favorite Musical is Grease I love it, but at least it’s not a constant headache through the whole movie; it has parts that are spoken and others (pivotal parts?) where maybe you’d expect there to be a musical number. Into the woods however I don’t recall one spoken part! and even if there were it still sounds like it’s a sing songy voice. It’s a never ending headache watching this movie!
Oh my gods!! Johnny Depp as the Big Bad wolf is more creepy than bad. I did love the sound of the song he did. His voice reminds me of Tim Curry in the Worst Witch . WHOA! Little Red has got a set of lungs on her! Scream Queen worthy.
Wait is that Tracey Ullman as Jack’s mom?! Wow I don’t think I’ve seen her in anything for years! Maybe even a decade or 2!
Why is that not the singing voice I expected out of Chris Pine? I don’t know what sort did expect, but that one is certainly not it. There’s a few sort of funny parts, I do love the falls during Pine’s 1st number. 1 hour and 10 minutes in, I have a headache and I’m still not impressed. Anyone want to try that ‘fertility spell’ ? Oh Happily never after, now things should get interesting. Meryl!!! loved the hair and dress (toward the end). We have a bit of the blame game and I thought I was going to yell at the tv for them to grow up (this I learned from dad as a child while watching wrestling. THe odd thing though is they can seem to hear me through the tv! When it didn’t work for dad! Now Who’s the witch Meryl?!) I so wish Johnny Depp & Meryl Streep had a number together. Meryl’s ‘Midnight’ was quite a performance! (and gets her a nom for my Avatar Awards!)
Meryl’s performance B+