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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

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A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mackenzie Foy ... Clara
Tom Sweet ... Fritz
Meera Syal ... Cook
Ellie Bamber ... Louise
Matthew Macfadyen ... Mr. Stahlbaum
Nick Mohammed ... Short Butler
Charles Streeter Charles Streeter ... Tall Butler
Morgan Freeman ... Drosselmeyer
Jayden Fowora-Knight Jayden Fowora-Knight ... Phillip
Prince Prince ... Jingles the Horse
Helen Mirren ... Mother Ginger
Omid Djalili ... Cavalier
Jack Whitehall ... Harlequin
Eugenio Derbez ... Hawthorne
Richard E. Grant ... Shiver
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Storyline

All Clara wants is a key - a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer's 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, 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, to retrieve Clara's key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.

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In 2018, the legend you know has a dark side. See more »


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Rated PG for some mild peril | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,352,491, 4 November 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,813,583, 15 January 2019
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Matthew Macfadyen is 26 years older then Mackenzie Foy. They play father and daughter. See more »

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Philip and the others are spared at the last second when the machine turns Sugar Plum back into a toy, removing the life from the soldiers she had brought to life. However, there is no explanation as to why this happens. Marie has died and yet all of the people she created in the Four Realms are still alive. Why do the toy soldiers cease to move just because Sugar Plum is gone? See more »

Quotes

Shiver: [to Clara, as she's attempting to escape the tower] My dear, that doesn't look very secure.
Hawthorne: [worried] You can't!
[to Shiver]
Hawthorne: It's not gonna work.
Clara: It's just the laws of physics.
Philip: Do those laws ALWAYS work?
Clara: Always.
[under her breath]
Clara: As far as I know.
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References Fantasia (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

The Nutcracker Suite
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Produced by James Newton Howard
Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel
Featured Piano Soloist - [Lang Lang]
Lang Lang appears courtesy of Universal Music Limited (Hong Kong)
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No....just....NO!
28 November 2018 | by ritarou-61757See all my reviews

I could go on for ages to give reasons why this film was a total disaster and not only because of my passion of the original story, the ballet, the music I'm in love with, but because from a film-production / creation point of view. I was so bored about the story that it totally killed my enthusiasm of waiting for a twist to come...when I ACTUALLY had like a 3-4 minutes flash of having seen something better (the disturbing clowns from the circus tent - they were so morbid and bullying that at least it made me feel something about the film for a short time) I turned to my boyfrined and said: "you know what, maybe, it is not THAT bad eventually"...he said opening his eyes: "what? why? I fall asleep..." and then I continued to be bored... -"We will protect the realm!"...against what? the original plot?

  • it is so slow and uncreative that it hurts because we've been waiting for this film to come out for a year, the trailer seemed super exciting but I never had the feeling of being entertanied or be in a flow.
-the nachos were good.


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