"Into the Woods" Gets Lost In the Woods

December 31, 2014 7:44 PM

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"Into the Woods" is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. The Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical has long been an audience favorite and its adaptation to the screen had theater lovers going wild with excitement. Then when the cast, headed by Meryl Streep as the Witch, was announced, anticipation inched up even higher.

Now it is in theaters and some of the excitement has cooled down. It isn't that the cast doesn't do its best to bring this fairy tale adventure to fulfillment. It isn't that the songs aren't some of the best Sondheim has ever written. It isn't that the look of the movie isn't gorgeous. Its just that...

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