Into the Woods in 100 Words

Several amusing performances are cancelled out by a second half that loses direction in this Disney adaptation.

Into the Woods suffers from an odd tone, with several adult themes feeling like missed opportunities. If only they’d had the courage to follow through on them all.

Chris Pine stands out, chewing the scenery in pleasingly outlandish fashion through the only memorable song. Streep is impressively crazy but once the happily ever afters are over it becomes somewhat muddled and surprisingly downbeat. Sadly, in the age of the crossover, Into the Woods fails to take advantage of it’s interesting cross story premise.

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