In Disney’s pursuit of retelling fairy tale classics (Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Maleficent, Snow White and the Huntsman, etc…) they have released their latest movie, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
In this version, Clara needs a key to unlock a box that contains a priceless gift. But the key disappears into another world. She follows it and meets a soldier name Phillip, a group of mice, and regents who oversee the three realms. Cara and Phillip have to enter the fourth realm in order to recover the key and restore harmony in this parallel world.
I have read a lot of mixed reviews on this movie. The movie supposedly has minimal ballet and only loosely follows the original story. But I am curious how Disney offers a new perspective and cast of characters. Plus, the soundtrack has gotten good reviews, and from the trailer, the animation is stunning.
Release date: November 2, 2018 (USA)
Starring: Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman
Production company: Walt Disney Pictures