Into The Woods Analysis

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Into the Woods Into the Woods is an action filled musical with lots to offer. It was directed by Rob Marschall and written by James Lapine and Stephen Soundheim. The film was released Christmas day, 2014, 28 years after the first perfomance in 1986. Some star names we see in this movie are Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, and more. I thought it was well done and entertaining for the most part. The movie is a mashup of Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, and Rapunzel. It begins with the nararator intruducing each character, while they sing about thier wishes and head into the woods. While in the woods, each character somehow interfiers with a character(s) from another story, which ends up either helping or hurting them…show more content…
I found some of the songs could be a little shorter as it seemed they dragged on a while, like the witches song about children listening or the princes by the water. It might just be me because I’m not a fan of musicals, and don’t get me wrong the voices in this movie are fantastic, but if you’re going to have a long song, at least make it one of the more intresting ones. Characters should give off more emotion, which I found was lacking in this film. Like when Cinderellas mothers grave was crushed, the dialogue showed her as being sad but she didn’t show it well, she just didn’t seem that upset. There was a slight lack of feelings throughout the movie and it was a bit hard to connect with the movie. Depending on times in the story the characters could have sang with more emotion, used better/more facial expression, or body language. Lighting in some of the darker scenes showing the woods could have been better aswell. When the camera moves fast along the woods it looked like just a dark brown smudge running across the screen. Contrast between the trees and night sky would help with this
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