The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

In 2018, the legend you know has a dark side.


The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Disney brings the famous children’s story and ballet to the big screen. All Clara wants is a key - a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at her godfather’s annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key - which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that she encounters a soldier, a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, and Land of Sweets. Clara and the soldier must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve the key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. This film is releasing in 2D, 3D and 4DX. This is the 2D version.

99 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9 (Violence).
Adventure, Family, Fantasy.

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Credits

Cast
Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Morgan Freeman, Ellie Bamber, Helen Mirren, Jack Whitehall, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Miranda Hart
Director
Joe Johnston
ScreenplayAshleigh Powell, Tom McCarthy, from the children's classic by E.T.A. Hoffmann
MusicJames Newton Howard
CinematographyLinus Sandgren
EditingStuart Levy
Sound formatsDolby Atmos
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byThe Mark Gordon Company, Walt Disney Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceIt is fairly frequent and of mild impact which is often unrealistic, fantastical, with no fatalities, injuries or loss of blood with violence directed at toys.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThese are mature and complex of both positive and negative themes of parental death and bereavement, deception, betrayal, deception, grief, war and invasion, incarceration, power struggles between good and bad, love, loyalty, team work and collaboration, friendship, bravery and courage, inner strength, magic, heroism, saving the fourth realm, fairy tale ballet, fighting for a just cause and reconciliation. The themes are not harmful, morally or psychologically, but have a low sense of threat and menace. Material requires the caregiver to view it before or with the minor to offer emotional support regarding themes such as death of a parent, battles and betrayal and to provide context with respect to complex themes such as themes dealing with grief. Additionally, there are some themes which could also be confusing, distressing and upsetting to younger viewers such as power struggles, betrayal, incarceration and anger.
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for some mild peril
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
1
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
0
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
8 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
4
Violence
3
Sex
1
Language
1
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
0

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

24.com
Gabi Zietsman quote iconThe Nutcracker and the Four Realms is very obviously a Disney film, with some similar stylings to that of the modern Alice in Wonderland series, and while the story is unimaginative and predictable, its beauty is what will entertain the audience. Ballet lovers will be enthralled by it, and the younger generation will fall in love with Nutcracker anew that luckily isn’t Barbie.
10
Metacritic.com
38 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
161 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon Lacking a transporting yuletide story or dazzling dance routines, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a hollow holiday confection that’s lovely to look at -- and easy to forget.
6
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
9
CommonSenseMedia
Sandie Angulo Chen quote iconDisney’s take on Christmas classic is colorful but intense.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
29 users
8
Rottentomatoes users
1253 users
8
IMDB
5634 Netizens
11
The Movie DB
Community
13

Average .. 47%

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