My family and I attended an early screening of Disney’s The Nutcracker and The Four Realms and it was awesome!
ABOUT THE MOVIE:
“All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.”
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Disney’s The Nutcracker and The Four Realms will be a movie you reach for every Holiday Season. This movie is visually beautiful and a movie that is sure to become a tradition for families everywhere. Fans of the classic Nutcracker story will get a little dose of that story and a small section of the dancing scenes – I actually wanted more of this.
This movie touches on the importance of family, family traditions and the balance of that when there is loss. I thought it was an important topic to address especially with the Holidays approaching and so many families around having to deal with this fragile subject of loved ones passing away – which needs a voice.
There are a couple jump scares in it but nothing too intense. This movie will having you smiling, laughing at little mice, and frowning at some characters. It’s a creative & innovative movie with life-lessons in it about parenting and self-love. There’s no greater love than the love you have for your children and they need and want to hear it.
“But when you miss someone, you remember them, and one day that’ll make you smile.” – Clara.
My favorite part was when Clara danced at the end. I was waiting for her to dance the whole movie. I expected it a different way but I’m VERY pleased with the direction it went. This, was much more important.
“I worked it out… eventually. …. We all do.” – Clara
CAN YOUR WILDERNESS EXPLORERS SEE THIS MOVIE?
Your little wilderness explorers can see this movie. What were the jump scares? The mice make up a LARGE charging figure, there’s a VERY LARGE (kinda creepy) doll-like figure that has red glowing buttons that talks and moves; they try and lighten the scene with dancing clowns that “protect” this figure or the person inside. The tin soldiers seem to be everywhere for a bit and that can be overwhelming for a little one. This may be too much for those with sensory issues. Other than that, it was very mild.
SO, DID I GIVE 5 OUT OF 5 BALLOONS?
I enjoyed this movie and gave it four balloons. This is a going to be a Holiday movie we watch every year. It confirmed my Holiday spirit for decorating my house early! There’s no greater love than the love you have for your children and they need and want to hear it.
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THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS opens in theatres today, November 2nd!
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