‘Into the Woods’ grows dark and impenetrable: 2 stars

December 24, 2014 2:01 PM

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‘Into the Woods’ grows dark and impenetrable: 2 stars

“I was raised to be charming, not sincere,” quips Cinderella’s prince (Chris Pine) in “Into the Woods.”

This adaptation of the 1986 Broadway musical offers the reverse: more sincerity than charm. For two acts, the film presents a professional, somewhat perfunctory take on Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony Award winner.

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