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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – Movie Review

Yesterday, I went out to watch The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. I had watched the trailer prior to deciding whether I want to watch the movie or not. It is a fantasy movie and reminded me of my childhood days when I used to watch Barbie movies. Therefore, I decided to go watch the movie and reminiscence a bit. After getting popcorn and coke, and stumbling on my way to reach my seat, I took out my 3D glasses and started to watch the movie.

“The future of the realms lies with you. Be careful who you trust.”

It is such a cute fantasy movie, where everyone is getting ready for Christmas Eve party, and the main character Clara is focused on the gift (a locked egg)  left for her by her deceased mother. After ten minutes of watching the movie, I yawned for the first time. The whole time I was cursing myself for wasting money on such a childish movie. I would’ve enjoyed it if I was 10 years old but life sucks and I am a grown up and the movie was too silly for me. Anyway, I loved the music and the cute gowns but apart from that… Well. *trying hard to hold back tears* 

So Clara visits a parallel world with four realms in order to search for a key. There is the realm of ice, candy, flowers and the land of amusements. She meets the nutcracker soldier Phillip in the beginning and he tells her that she is a princess. The rulers of the ice, candy and flower kingdom then ask for her help to defeat Mother Ginger. Everyone is very scared of Mother Ginger.

“Your mother created our world. She was our queen.”

Sugar Plum, the ruler of Candy land is very nice with Clara. She wants Clara to retrieve a key from Mother Ginger. That key has the power to turn toys into humans and it is the same key which can unlock Clara’s gift egg as well. However, it also has the power to return them back to their former state. I am not going to spoil the climax for you guys. The cast includes some very famous faces like Helen Mirren and Keira Knightley. Children are really going to enjoy this movie, especially girls. I can’t say that it is not a good movie, but it’s not for people of every age. Overall, I’m going to rate it 6/10.

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