Happy Thanksgiving!!!! It’s the holiday season and the Christmas movies have started to arrive. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms was just was pretty as the trailer looks. The costumes are gorgeous and what small about of ballet is in the film is wonderful. I really liked the actor that played the nutcracker, I hope he goes places. That’s about all the good things I have to say about the film.
The first thing that I thought when I left the theater was, “that wasn’t the Nutcracker.” And it’s not. Nutcracker fans will be very disappointed in the film’s take on the story. It’s overwhelmingly predictable and not at any time did I feel that I was watching my favorite ballet. They barely used any of the original music in the score. And the characters were vague wisps of the characters that fans love.
Over all if you want to see a performance of The Nutcracker, please go see one of the many performances that dance companies are putting on this season. Or watch one of the classic performances on video. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is not going to quench your thirst for The Nutcracker and will leave you craving the original.