The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a 2018 American children's Christmas-themed fantasy mystery adventure film directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston.
Starring Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Helen Mirren, Misty Copeland, Morgan Freeman, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Ellie Bamber and others.
Walt Disney Studios on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 released the trailer:
Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms - Final Trailer.
On Christmas Eve in Victorian London, Benjamin Stahlbaum (Matthew Macfadyen) gives his children Louise, Clara (Mackenzie Foy), and Fritz the presents his wife Marie had set aside for them before she died. Clara receives an egg-shaped box which she is unable to unlock, together with a note saying "All you will ever need is inside". The family goes to a Christmas Eve ball, hosted by the children's godfather and skilled engineer Drosselmeyer (Morgan Freeman). Clara asks Drosselmeyer how to unlock her egg. He reveals that he made the egg for Marie when she was younger.
Benjamin scolds her for refusing to dance with him, and they insult each other. Clara finds her string with her name on it, signifying her gift, and follows it into a forest in a parallel world where she sees a key. Before she can grab it, a mouse snatches it and crosses a frozen river. Captain Philip Hoffman (Jayden Fowora-Knight), the Nutcracker, leads Clara across the bridge into the Fourth Realm, where they hardly escape the mouse king and Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), the regent of the Fourth Realm. Captain Philip brings Clara to the palace, where she meets the regents of each land: the Sugar Plum Fairy of the Land of Sweets; Shiver (Richard E. Grant) of the Land of Snowflakes, and Hawthorne (Eugenio Derbez) of the Land of Flowers. They tell Clara they are at war with the Land of Amusements, which they refer to as "the Fourth Realm".
The Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley) explains that Marie created this world as a young girl, and that she animated everyone with a machine that can turn toys into real people. Sugar Plum says this machine can be used to defend the three realms against Mother Ginger, but it needs a key matching the one for Clara's egg. Sneaking into the Fourth Realm, Clara and Philip steal back the key from Mother Ginger (ignoring her warning that Sugar Plum is lying to them), but Clara is disappointed to discover that the egg is only a music box.
Here is the full cast and characters of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
The film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms was scheduled to be released on October 29, 2018 (Dolby Theatre), on November 1, 2018 (Germany), on November 2, 2018 (United States, United Kingdom), on November 22, 2018 (Hungary) and on November 30, 2018 (Romania) by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, B&H Film Distribution, Feelgood Entertainment, Forum Hungary, NOS Audiovisuais, Press Play Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Japan and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 99 minutes. With a budget of $120 - 133 million, the film grossed over $174 million.
The film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is rated with "PG" rating.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 33/100. The audience dislikes the film either. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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