Advertised as the screen adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, Into the Woods is a musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney based on several famed Fairy Tales. Filled with comedy bits and an award-winning cast ensemble, the film revolves around several widely known fantasy characters including Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel.
The plot mainly focus on the misadventures of a couple who greatly desires a child, only to be countlessly disappointed as the cause of a curse. Desperate to bear a child, the Baker and his Wife agreed to hunt several items the Witch asks for, just so the curse that was casted upon them will finally be lifted.
This quest then leads to the crossover of the characters, causing a complex but temporary entanglement of events within their own fairy tales. After the couple meet success in finding the items, everyone seemed to achieve their own happy conclusion, but it was all short-lived. Now riddled with another different predicaments, the characters faces the responsibilities of their actions. The film then ends with a whole lot different but realistic finish, leaving a moral lesson that every action has its consequences.
Just as the characters of film faced dilemmas, the development of the film also faced its own. The conception of this screen adaptation took more the fifteen years before it was picked up again by Disney. And within its release in 2014, the film garnered acclaim with its critics and was proven to be a definite success in box office.