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Into the Woods is a bit of a strange animal around these parts. Wil has some history with the play and he doesn’t like Rob Marshall, which you learned probably earlier but definitely during the Mary Poppins Returns episode. But because he loves the stage show he went in wanting to like the adaptation.
Well he wasn’t that disappointed. The songs were there, the actors were good, but it certainly wasn’t perfect. Our biggest issue with Into the Woods is that Disney were the ones handling it for the big screen. It’s kind of a mashup of fairytales, but Disney didn’t create these tales like a lot of people think. In someone else’s hand, things would have been different.
Kristin has her own feelings about the movie, a bit less colored by nostalgia. She liked it more than Wil for sure. I think the general consensus is that it’s good, but could have been better. Find out how we think it could be better, and jam out to samples of most of the tracks from the show, on today’s episode of So…I’m Watching This Show!
INTO THE WOODS SHOWNOTES!
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Ep 109ish Into The Woodss . . Listen now at soimwatching.com (or wherever you listen to podcasts) . . 🚨Spoiler Talk starts at: All over. It’s a 5 year old movie and a 32 year old play 🚨 . . 1. Happy New Year, Be careful what you wish for 2. Emily Blunt and James Corden 3. On the steps of the palace 4. Agony 5. Which of these Big Bad Wolves feel creepier?! 6. “You must know this, as a peasant” 7. “We have very little to offer to the journey” 8. “I will always love the princess who ran from me” “and I, the far away prince” 9. Chip Zien and Joanna Gleeson from the 97 Broadway Cast 10. Bernadette Peters and the rest of the Original Broadway Cast. . . . #SoImWatchingThisShow #SIWTS #Podcast #Movies #Film #Cinema #InstaFlick #InstaMovies #MovieReview #Funny #PopCulture #MovieOfTheDay #NowWatching #IntoTheWoods #StephenSondheim #Sondheim #HappyNewYear #Musical #MovieMusical #Broadway #IntoTheWoodsMovie #NewYearsResolution MerylStreep #EmilyBlunt #AnnaKendrick #BillyMagnussen #ChrisPine #NewYear #Fantasy #FairyTale #Disney