Excerpt: Disney no deja pasar la oportunidad de amalgamar montones de personajes e iconos que forman parte de su propio esqueleto industrial con el salto al cine de uno de los musicales más queridos de Broadway. El resultado es notable, aunque puede agotar.
Excerpt: When I heard that Disney was behind the show’s film adaptation, I assumed they were just doing the first act. That’s not what happened — but what they have done is nearly as detrimental, turning over the text’s complexity and darkness to the empty-husk filmmaking of director Rob Marshall, who quite clearly doesn’t get this thing at all.
Excerpt: Chris Pine sends up his golden boy image as the Prince who’s charming if not sincere, his singing amusingly exaggerated with trills and flourishes, but his shared number with Rapunzel’s Prince begins the film’s mid section bog down.
Excerpt: Some of the musical sequences – particularly the hilarious “Agony”, in which Cinderella’s Prince (a gloriously hammy Chris Pine, who plays him with the voice of Richard Burton and the swagger of Zapp Brannigan) and Rapunzel’s Prince (Billy Magnussen) strut around a waterfall and sing about how difficult their lives as rich, handsome princes are – work very well because there isn’t much you can do to mess them up.
Excerpt: “Into the Woods” is a surprisingly humorless adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical known for its sly humor. As a movie, this is a disappointingly straight-faced morality tale that simply doesn’t seem to want to be entertaining.
Excerpt: It lumps along to a complete bummer of a conclusion that essentially undoes everything wonderful in the first section. Rarely has a movie gone so quickly from a whimsical delight to a dispirited drag.
Excerpt: Into the Woods struggles in fine tuning prior iterations for the big screen, and finding its own identity as a film, but it’s still an overall enchanting and entertaining musical experience for all ages.
Excerpt: Theatre brats can calm down. Before running out of steam a bit, “Into the Woods” is a vibrantly staged, musically ebullient, and wonderfully subversive screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s show, carried out by an excellent (and vocally trained) ensemble.
Excerpt: Even among those who consider Stephen Sondheim one of the greatest musical composers and lyricists in Broadway history, Into the Woods is considered a minor effort and if you were to take the adaptation Rob Marshall puts forth, you’d be quite justified in that impression.
Excerpt: Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1986 musical play Into the Woods puts a lot of the darkness back into the those tales, and the studio that bears Walt Disney’s name is ironically a good custodian of their vision.
Excerpt: A drab, cynical amalgamation of famous fairy tales tropes only occasionally brought to life through some lively performances and Stephen Sondheim’s wonderful music and lyrics, the Disney-produced film adaptation of Into the Woods is a drag.
Excerpt: O maior defeito desta adaptação foi a falta de entrosamento que no palco seria ganha em semanas ou meses. As constantes trocas dos interlocutores em cena precisavam de mais tempo para ganharem naturalidade.
Excerpt: It’s heartening at a time when movie musicals remain an endangered species, such loving care has gone into bringing one of Sondheim’s most ingenious, affecting works to the screen without unduly compromising what makes it so special.