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Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Review.

On November 2nd, 2018, Disney released The Nutcracker and The Four Realms to theaters and I was so happy I got to see it. It told the story of a girl named Clara (Mackenzie Foy) who is given a sliver-shaped egg on Christmas Eve, which was left to her by her late mother. The problem? There is a key missing. So Clara goes to her godfather, Drosselmeyer (Morgan Freeman), to try and retrieve the key. Little does she know that Clara’s mother’s dying wish was for Clara to go back to the place her mother ruled as queen, and bring peace to the Four Realms. While there, Clara finds the true meaning of her mother’s gift, as well as not only bringing peace to her late mother’s kingdom but seeing that she’s not the only one grieving her mother’s death.

If you couldn’t tell while I was blogging about this movie before it came out, I’m a big Misty Copeland fan and was mesmerized seeing her dance in the movie. I’m so happy Disney not only included her in the film but also made her a big part of the advertisement!

I had to do a double take when I realized it was Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy! I had forgotten which part she was cast in. By the time I was sure it was her, I had forgotten about all of her other wonderful performances and just saw her as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Keira is seriously underrated as an actress, and this film thankfully allowed her to shine all the more.

This movie is great for families, but I wouldn’t recommend it for toddlers. I would say if the child is at least ten, they should be fine. The reason why I say this is because the movie can get pretty creepy at times and it would be pretty unsettling for a young child. However, older children, as well as adults, should have fun watching the film.

Overall, the was a beautiful film from start to finish and is perfect for the Christmas Season. I hope you all get a chance to see it while it’s playing in theaters!

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The Nutcracker And The Four Realms & The Best Christmas Gift I’ve Ever Given.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms will be opening on Friday, November, 2nd, 2018. The synopsis is as follows:

All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. 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. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.

This reminds me of the best gift I ever gave someone for Christmas. It was to my husband, Sean. Three years ago I gave him a retro Super Nintendo so he could play old-school Super NES games. This gift was meaningful because he is not only an avid video game player but also a collector, and he had missed the glory days of the Super NES. Giving him this piece of video game history meant a lot to the both of us because it not only took him back to a period of the 1990’s that he cherished, but it also took me back to my childhood. So, in a way, we could share this gift with each other as well as our memories.

Remember, the movie opens November 2nd! Be sure to check it out! In the meantime, check out this featurette!


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Trailer for “THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS” In Theaters November 2nd!

In theaters, November 2nd is “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” by Walt Disney Productions. The film stars Keira KnightleyHelen Mirren, Morgan Freeman and real-life ballerina Misty Copeland.  It is directed by Lasse Hallstrom and Joe Johnson. It was written by Ashleigh Powell and Tom McCarthy.

The movie is about a girl overcoming her own fears and finding the courage to restore peace. I hope you’ll see this classic tale when it comes out because it’s such a beautiful story!

Here is the trailer:


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