NO SPOILERS (except when labeled)
Holiday Movie Review: Nutcracker and the 4 Realms
Available on Netflix
We bought this movie last year and hadn’t gotten around to watching it yet. I was hoping for less dancing, more acting. And while there was that, and I did appreciate the twists on the original story, this movie made me zone a little. But it is visually stunning and if you can stand Kiera Knightly over-acting a little (I mean it’s appropriate for the character…) then give it a watch!
Young Clara needs a magical, one-of-a-kind key to unlock a box that contains a priceless gift. A golden thread leads her to the coveted key, but it soon disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. In that world, she meets a soldier named Phillip, a group of mice and the regents who preside over three realms. Clara and Phillip must now enter a fourth realm to retrieve the key and restore harmony to the unstable land.