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Brandon T. Jackson
1920s Vienna. Nine-year-old Mary lives in a home filled with lovely things and loneliness. Bothered by bratty brother Max and neglected by well intentioned, but distracted, parents, she yearns for companionship and adventure. On Christmas Eve, Mary's beloved Uncle Albert arrives with the gift of a wooden nutcracker doll. Later that night, Mary's imagination brings the doll to life. Introducing himself as "NC," he takes her on a wondrous journey through a stunning dimension where toys assume human form and everything appears ten times larger. But danger lurks. An army of toothy rat creatures, led by the flamboyant Rat King and his devious mother, has unleashed a plot to overthrow humanity. When NC is captured and placed under a paralytic spell, Mary, Max and a spirited band of toy sidekicks must rescue him from the Rat King's clutches and thwart his wicked plans to 'ratify' the world. Written by
When the Rat Queen bites the Rat King's ear as a punishment for being whiny, he stumbles away from her, pressing a hand to his ear and crying "You bit me!", looking very pained. However, when the Rat Queen stops yelling at him, you can still see him standing in the same position and with the same pained expression, but in the next shot (a second later), he's standing in a quite normal position, looking angry rather than pained. See more »
It seems that all the reviewers missed their mark and poorly did their jobs! First, they say it was "dark" because of the rat army? But, I remember Monkey flying armies in the "Wizard of Oz", does that mean that it was "dark"? Nonsense! How about the Wicked Witch of the West starting the Straw Man on fire? Did that send "Children running up the isles"? Nonsense Again! So, the question is did the major studio's not want the Competition and conspire to hurt a decent well done holiday movie? My guess is yes! Only 45 screens in the U.S. doomed it to failure. As to it being a bad version of Nutcracker, It was not a version of Nutcracker at all! It says plainly "the untold story" and inspired by the Nutcracker, but , that was it! It was a fantasy adventure with some very good effects. The lift up the Christmas tree was deserving of much praise as a "magical Cinematic moment"! As, were others in this film. I had my children see it and they liked it very much, as did the Grandparents. Don't listen to the reviewers, they already decided this films fate before they saw it! (my belief) Otherwize they would't be so shallow and incredibly slow about their reviews!
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