‘Into the Woods’ captivates with enchanting characters and plot twists

Frances Nicole Tabios, Reporter

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Disney’s adaptation of “Into the Woods” retells the classic tales of “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Rapunzel” with plots that intertwine.

The film starts with a baker and his wife cursed with childlessness by a witch who directs the couple to embark on a journey to find magical items which will enable her to stay young. On their quest, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack of “Jack and the Beanstalk” fame.

“Into the Woods” is a wondrous musical filled with enthralling characters who keep the audience engaged and on the edge of their seats. The film also has meticulously created computer-generated effects.

The life lessons of the film are delivered with insight and heart. The unpredictable ending of the film brings a new perspective for adults and children to contemplate.

“Into the Woods” is a great film for its uplifting story with happy endings.

“Into the Woods” runs 124 minutes and is recommended for teens and adults for thematic elements, fantasy action and peril, and some suggestive material.