The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 39min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Lasse Hallström, Joe Johnston
  • Cast: Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman
  • UK release: 2 November 2018

Clara (Foy) is a science-minded teenager whose late mother leaves her a jewellery egg which needs a key, the search for which involves journeying into magical realms. A random hodge-podge of underpowered set pieces loosely inspired by ETA Hoffmann, with the supporting cast chewing the scenery and a lot of grandiose settings but not much story.

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

1 Nov 20182 stars

Disney's take on the classic fairytale is more gaudy confection than Christmas cracker

Disney's Nutcracker arrives with a "suggested by" credit, devoted to ETA Hoffmann and Marius Petipa. Further credits could have gone to Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland or Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle In Time, both parallel Disney examples of over-stylised…

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