Into the Forest full movie review - Do Not Pay for her Wanna-be Feminist Soapbox!
First, I have never read the book that the film is based on.
From the summary, I was expecting a post-apocalypse movie where the characters are challenged by a changing environment.
What I watched was a film contrived to push a pseudo-feminist agenda. And I will never get those 100 minutes of my life back.
The beginning is plausible enough, although it does not go into very much detail about the cause of the changed environment. From the technology displayed in the movie (a clear electronic tablet), it appears this movie is set in the near future. There is no government response, and no communication. Just rumors. A little hard to believe, but...
As the seems of society unstitch, Sister A is more concerned about her dancing and Sister B is more concerned about her new boyfriend, firmly establishing themselves as self- absorbed knuckleheads that a crumbling society could easily do without.
Unfortunately it's their father who falls victim to an accident and not one of these princesses. Without daddy to take care of them, they figure out how to find berries. But not until they've spent a few months mourning the death of their meal ticket.
Eight months into the ordeal, while one princess is out picking berries, the other is visited by a man. A man they had met at the beginning of the film while shopping at a rather not well-stocked grocery. Definitely a guy with some doosh bag tendencies. But apparently after six months of apocalypse all males burn their Morals cards, as he proceeds to have relations with her without her permission and without taking her to dinner first! (I'd like to take a moment to thank the originally writer for her great respect for the male population in general. Your insight into our ability to relax our moral compasses relative to the situation is revealing. In many ways.). I'm pretty sure skeezy grocery guy had experienced some long droughts in his life, bit I guess without the interweb he can't fill his spank bank online anymore, so after eight months he's become a full-fledged predator.
So Princess A becomes pregnant, and then the writer uses this as an abortion soapbox. Blah. Maybe if she provided something new, she'd get more than a "Blah". So blah. Thanks for wasting more of my time with your agenda, Cupcake.
Nine months later, and about 18 months into the ordeal (or 80 mins of the ordeal I am sitting through), a child is born. The stupid princesses hike to their clubhouse in a tree trunk and pop Junior out there. That's the way princesses do it. Not in their home, where they might have something they actually need. Like the generator they still have gas for, that they could use to run the stove so they could sterilize things. Because these two idiots were dreamed up by an idiot with an agenda, who has her head in the same place that her characters do.
So, you see, you really don't need men to have a baby.
After the Miracle of the Treehouse, the Princesses return to their house, which for some reason is now crumbling. After 18 months without electricity, apparently the ceiling will just begin to cave in. Houses aren't really supported by the raw materials used to build them, like wood and metal, but by the agenda of the wanna-be feminist who created them. I guess she was done with the house.
Princess A, obviously the more brilliant of the two, decides the best use of their remaining gasoline would be to torch the house. They still have a working generator, that they could even take with them, but why the heck not?!? Use the gas!!!
If you are an insecure wanna-be feminist, I think this movie is just what you are looking for!
In my opinion, if this was a good feminist movie (which still wouldn't have made it a good movie), Priness A would have turned Mr Skeezy Grocer from a rooster to a hen with the axe she had been adeptly wielding before their encounter. Unarmed man overcomes woman with axe? Really?
This movie sucks. I hold it against anyone involved, and especially the writer of the original book. Which I heard was out of print. I wonder why...