After making its box office debut on Christmas Day, I finally got the chance to go see “Into The Woods” in the theaters. After watching several trailers and reviewing the all-star cast that was to be seen in this movie, I was thrilled to finally go see the movie. However, it was not at all what I expected in both good ways and bad.
“Into The Woods” is a modern twist on some of the most well-known fairy tales. The director, Rob Marshall, intertwines the plots of our beloved children’s stories. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Repunzel which are all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife who wish to start a family but can’t because of a witch that has put a curse on them.
When McCandless’s innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless’s uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding–and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer’s storytelling blaze through every page.
Open the window from your cubicle of comfort
Discover the imaginarium of your idiosyncrasies
You are a machine, a celestial being
Gifted with the power to think, dream, hope, love and create
Life is a drug
Take a road-trip into the sunset
Send me a post card from the paradise of your destiny