I should start this review by saying that I’m a huge Into the Woods fan. I’ve been performing in musical theater since I was 11 years old, and have seen tons of musicals. Into the Woods is my favorite – I saw the revival on Broadway three times. As a middle school student I would most on musical message boards and chat about Into the Woods all afternoon. So when I heard they were making a movie of it, I was both “excited and scared,” as Little Red Riding Hood would say. Excited to see it come to the big screen, but scared they might ruin it.
I have to say, overall, I was very pleased. I might have loved it – I’m still deciding and would like to see it again, but I definitely liked it a lot. For the most part they stuck really closely to the original musical. Most of the dialogue and songs that were in it were the same, it was only some plot points that were changed and stuff that was cut. I was really, really impressed by the performances in it, as I’m sometimes skeptical of Hollywood stars taking on Broadway tunes. Luckily, they definitely pulled it off.
Spoilers will follow from here on out, so if you haven’t seen it or don’t want to know, come back after you’ve watched the movie!
Wow, I can’t believe it’s July already! Though the weather definitely has me believing it – 93 degrees today in Pennsylvania! I can’t even imagine what it must be like in Disney now. This month is going to be busy for me, with the show I’m currently in (Footloose) performing the last two weekends in July, and rehearsals already beginning for my next show! I like to stay busy!
Disney in your Day news
Speaking of busy, there’s been a lot going on with the blog recently! We are still finishing up some of the reviews and giveaways for the Disney Running Gear Guide – I have about five or six left, though I’m open to more if anyone has something they’d like reviewed. I’ve also started a new weekly series to keep track of my training for the Tower of Terror 10 miler.
And then the Disney restaurant tournament is back! We’re doing the first part of the resort restaurants (non signature/character dining resort restaurants). We’re up to round 2, so make sure you cast your vote for that!
- We’ve had lots of classic Disney movies turned into live action films, and the most recent one announced is Beauty and the Beast. No details yet like a release date or casting, though rumors are flying!
- Did you know that there are PhotoPass Photo Booths in Disney World now? Capturing Magic featured them in a recent blog post!
- Another Disney movie coming up is based on my all time favorite musical, Into the Woods. The composer, Sondheim, recently shared some of the changes they’ll be making for the film. I have to say I’m definitely disappointed.
- A new show about conservation is coming to the Animal Kingdom! It will be called “It All Started With a Mouse” and will take place at Rafiki’s Planet Watch.