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.
The Nutcracker's name, Hoffmann, comes from the author of the first story: E. T. A. Hoffmann. See more »
Every decorated conifer has the same silhouette, with an identifiable bare patch on the left side of the trees, suggesting that the image was simply recycled once rendered. Real trees look different from each other. See more »
[from teaser trailer]
It's Christmas Eve. A time of mystery, expectations, who knows what might happen?
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During the credits, Misty Copeland dances a traditional ballet to the "Miniature Overture" from "The Nutcracker". The outlines of male dancers performing a more hip-hop dance to the same music follow. See more »
Another unmemorable, uninspired, overly produced mess
*Sigh* This film sucks. It's mediocre, it's boring, too much money has been thrown to create terrible looking CGI enviornments, the acting sucks, and the plot is another rehashed/uninspired adaptation of the classic/beautiful original story/play.
Morgan Freeman is awful and feels thrown in because he's a famous actor, not because he was right for the role. The main cast is pretty bad as well and the art design/CGI looks like garbage. The only points I can give this film is that the shots were in focus. Aside from that skip this waste of time.
As laughable as it is, I recommend 2010's abomination The Nutcracker the Untold story. Because in that one was memorable, weird, awkward, hilariously bad, but it also had some legitimatley good set design (specifically in Vienna). That one is memorable, this new one is not.
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