Friday, December 26, 2014

Quick Movie Review: Into The Woods

Took the kids to see Into The Woods on Christmas Day.

To say it was a little darker than expected is a tad of an understatement.  Certainly the darkest Disney film I can remember seeing.

Think the full Brothers Grimm - including the part of the Cinderella story they don't usually tell to children.

But for that, it was quite an enjoyable mash-up of Grimm's fairy tales and amazingly enough, the musical aspects of it worked.

Dark, intense and oft-times humerous, it's worth seeing.  Leah handled it well so a mature 8-year-old can see it, even with some scary moments, and it seems enough of the adult-aimed messages and innuendo still thankfully went over both the kids' heads and they didn't pickup on it.

Also, Johnny Depp plays a very bad, bad wolf indeed.