You knew Disney was going to get around to it eventually. Can’t you leave well enough alone? But, I suppose if even Barbie has done an adaptation of The Nutcracker, the Mouse House would at some point. And here we are. Closer in tone to the original short story that Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet was an adaptation of as well (but even then, not that close) the film follows Mackenzie Foy as Clara whose godfather (the ‘magical’ Morgan Freeman) gives her passage to a world created by her dead mother, essentially Narnia but much, much dumber. But chaos is afoot in this land as the fourth realm is at war with the flower, winter, and candy kingdoms and it is up to Princess Clara and her new best pal the Nutcracker Captain (newcomer Jayden Fowora-Knight) to defeat the presumably evil Mother Ginger (Hellen Mirren). But all is not as it seems unless you’re a reasonably intuitive viewer who can see right through this mess. Sigh. Anyway, here’s Chris, Ben, and Frank on that thing.
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