In 2018, the legend you know has a dark side.
A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. 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.
Critics Reviews of The Nutcracker And The Four Realms:
- “Maybe see it for the effects work and production design, both of which are nothing short of spectacular.” – Scott Marks , San Diego Reader
- “While The Nutcracker and the Four Realms may not be the holidaay staple it wishes it were, it's certainly not a film to avoid.” – Douglas Davidson , Elements of Madness
- “Despite the malnourished story, the film is still worth watching for Mackenzie Foy's grounded performance, the eye candy of the wondrous settings and the presence of an extremely committed and infectiously enjoyable Keira Knightley.” – ***
Harris Dang , Impulse Gamer***