Mackenzie Foy in Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Trailer #1 (2018) *Get Ready for NEXT Christmas!*

All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) 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 (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.
Disney's Nutcracker and The Four Realms

11 thoughts on “Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Trailer #1 (2018) *Get Ready for NEXT Christmas!*”

  1. I love most things Nutcracker related. The exception being that one recent cinematic travesty I’ve mentioned once or twice, but even the concepts behind THAT might have worked with someone like Guillermo Del Toro behind it. The original novel by ETA Hoffman is just so infernally weird, and while I sense a true adaptation will always be unlikely, this trailer makes this movie look like a 50/50 proposition, which is better than I was expecting. Here’s hoping Beauty not Alice.

    What I will NOT do is ever wait for a film again a year on out. I will start thinking about this film again late next October.

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      1. As unfortunate as Wrinkle In Time looks, I have not seen much that tells me they messed up the actual storyline. It looks like the three W’s turn into plant creatures instead of centaurs, and that is weird. In the book, there’s a scene where the centaurs recite psalms from the King James Bible, if I remember correctly. Looks to me like that spiritual side has been replaced by environmentalism, ect. But right now my problems are with the visualization, not the story. There will be time to turn against the story.

        Four Realms looks like it could be an incredible visual take on the bare-bones Nutcracker story that people know, and I hope it’s dark for real, and not just for marketing purposes. But Hollywood will never film the novel, even though they should. The book is not looked on as a classic. It is not remotely popular. As far as I know, no one has read it. People only know the story from the ballet. So from Disney’s perspective, what’s the upside of being faithful to it? They feel they could make more money doing their own thing, and they’re right.

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