"Into the Woods" is very dark.
The feature film based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales is dark not only in subject matter. It's also dark literally.
Agreed: A majority of the movie's action takes place in the woods. However, filmmakers can make allowances.
With "Into the Woods," director Rob Marshall (Oscar director nominee, "Chicago," 2003) has filmed many of the scenes in shadow, with characters' faces dimly lit, and under the towering blackened bark of trees.
"Into the Woods" is all about what happens after the "happily ever after" happens.