Perhaps the second most irrational criticism I came across of Into the Woods (first, being the “there was too much music in this musical!” folks) is someone who thought “Johnny Depp came off as a pedo.”
To which I retort, Dude, you should have seen the wolf in the original 1987 production.
Original gif found: http://fluffyushanka.tumblr.com/post/51716229412/if-the-wolf-costume-in-the-into-the-woods-movie-is
“He established a system of obsessions that would enhance his life on a narcissistic level but consume all his vitality.A creature who walls himself in to remain self-sufficient, in a permanent state of siege, is condemned to permanent vigilance. Everything is threatening; every spot is vulnerable. One cannot let down one’s guard anywhere, every act of carelessness is punished, and a single leak will sink the ship. If nothing can enter, and all cracks are sealed, nothing can exit either.” (x)
The report’s “executive summary” is 499 pages long — cut down from the 6,300 in the still-classified official report — and heavily redacted. But it tells stories of detainees who were left to freeze to death naked below the waist on a concrete floor, and many more driven insane as officers carried out mock executions and burials.
But even these stories, in all their grotesque detail, were not enough to sway some of the hardest of the Bush-era hardliners.