INTO THE WOODS AND BIRDMAN…..MOVIE REVIEWS

If you really like either of these two movies my review may offend you! Spoiler alert!!!!!!

“INTO THE WOODS”,  Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine (unrecognizable), Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick (think she was in Pitch Perfect)…….children’s stories inter-tangled and changed…….Sondheim music…………..so what’s not to like!?

Meryl Streep sings VERY well! I heard she worked for months with a voice coach in preparation! AND it works! As usual her acting is great too! Emily Blunt and Anna Kendrick do great acting jobs too! Johnny Depp’s part is so small if you blink you may miss it! The Giant is a woman (Mother of the slain male giant of ole!) The photography in spots is blurred ( to me anyway ). The theme of (no one is alone is strong and true and meaningfully presented). Sondheim music is good but it isn’t (Send in the Clowns)! I didn’t leave the movie wanting to “See it again.” Sorry!

BIRDMAN or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)……. now I’m just gonna be blunt. I didn’t like it! IT IS innovative! Michael Keaton should have gotten the Academy Award for his performance. Edward Norton did a great job of acting as he always does! Emma Stone as the Birdman’s daughter is great!

Some of the words on the DVD cover are, BRILLANT!………….and it may be.  PHENOMENAL…………..not so sure about that. HILARIOUS!..NOT TO ME! I don’t enjoy seeing/living through somebody else’s pain. That just isn’t my idea of funny!

Parts of the movie appear disjointed. The flying Birdman  doesn’t work for me during the whole movie!!!

Oh, I did just remember a really “Brilliant” part in the movie: the scene with the bathrobe at the stage door! And I will gladly admit that scene and idea were brilliant.

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen two movies in one month that I just didn’t like. I’m easy BUT…………maybe I’ve been watching too many “Hallmark” movies!

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About Life's Lessons- Last Times

A gentleman having traveled down many roads. I've made my life easier by reading books by other people who have had trips down different roads than I have. I want to help others by sharing my efforts to understand change in ways they might understand and benefit from. Life is good...............just not always easy! Author, 4 short plays Actor, 2 movies, Board Chair of Local Theater , Gardener, Barbershop Quartet member
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