TRAILER: "Into the Woods"

Well, here we go with a full length trailer that finally decides not to hide that it's a musical. Yet, after seeing it, I'm still concerned. To be honest, the only person who looks like she's got the tone right here is Meryl Streep, hamming it up with some campiness in tow, while everyone else seems to be playing it deadly straight. This play was a flat out comedy, as it needed to be in order for the fairy tale universe to be believable. I don't think deadly seriousness is the right approach for this at all. Hopefully, this is just the trailer not conveying the tone properly, but we'll see. The Emily Blunt and Little Red Riding Hood characters in particular look worrisome, the polar opposites of their portrayals on stage.