Appreciated that Rob Marshall didn't just cut it off at the end of Act 1 to Disneyfy the movie like I thought he would. Still found it really weird and creepy that they made Red Riding Hood an actual child. Chris Pine and Billy Magnussen were hilarious. Meryl Streep was fine, not sure why she got an Oscar nom for this though. Wasn't particularly blown away by the whole thing but it wasn't a disappointment either.
The "Les Mis" of Disney musicals, this adaptation works for awhile by wears you down little by little. For starters, it's long. And for a film that should've been 90 min., it abruptly turns dark & doesn't earn it. But at least it's beautiful-looking and the cast (especially Blunt) give it their all. It would have been 2 stars in my book, but the perfection of "Agony" is worth a star by itself.
WTF? Well, I guess someone wanted to reunite a money-cast, but didn't have any good ideas for songs and plot. Trainwreck emerged and the movie sold tickets. At the end, a musical that doesn't have any good songs and a movie that doesn't add anything to cinema history. Pure bland blockbuster exploration.
I had zero knowledge of the story or play, but I don't think Rob Marshall knew what he was adapting. I could see something decent in here somewhere, but this movie should be thrown into the woodchipper. The acting is fine but I didn't give a damn about any of the characters. I didn't even realize some of the characters had died til somebody else spelled it out for me. Wasn't a fan. Tedious to sit through.
Musically very similar to other pieces, funny at parts, but I was expecting more of such an intense Witch character... and from the movie on the whole. Nonetheless it was entertaining. PS: what happened to the narrator on the third act and during the very important ending??!