Disney Announces it is making "The Nutcracker And The Four Realms" Christmas Movie

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  1. jade1

    jade1 I spend half my money on WDW, and waste the rest.

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    Yea we had a hard time staying actually. Keira Knightley was pretty good as was Foy, but just to bored with the story.
     
  2. jkh36619

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    Sometimes I wish Disney would just stick to animation.
     
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  4. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    I don’t. They can and do make good live action films. Disney is much more than just animation going back to Walt.
     
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  5. jkh36619

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    I personally think that is what they excel at.
     
  6. rteetz

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    Of course Disney is known for animation but that doesn’t mean that’s the only thing they should do.
     
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    ok? I was just stating an opinion, not trying to start an argument here.
     
  8. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    The Nutcracker story is and always has been creepy, a borderline dream and nightmare. Because it has traditionally been done with ballet with little story or context for characters I think most watching just enjoy the beauty and don't think about it. Actually thought the movie's Nutcracker was a softer more lovable character than the traditional one.

    I think they released it too early ............ it is a Christmas movie and seeing it right at Halloween was just too early. I think moving it would attract those looking for Christmas with a bigger opening. Now it may just fizzle by time Thanksgiving passes.


    Depends on how many movies are in your budget this season, the ages of your party and what types of movies you like. Like which other movie would you have to give up to see it. :confused3


    Saw it Sunday and LOVED it!
    - Absolutely beautiful visually, costumes, details, colors ...
    - I loved the Tim Burton type touch, it works perfect with this story which is Christmas yet Haunting. It is supposed to be dark.
    - Love that you saw the Oz too, another of my favorites. Many nods that I think were deliberate.
    - Tchaikovsky is my favorite classical composer so loved the music (yeah know every note), was that me directing in the theater?
    - Thought it was well cast and honestly the whole movie was waiting for Knightley only to finally realize that was her. Bravo.
    - Seen ballet many times and NO character is ever given any depth of story ... there isn't time in a normal time frame ... they pop in and out.
    - There is a story, but because it really is too long, I think they struggled with giving enough time without losing critical characters.
    - So while I would have loved more depth in the characters/story, I also know there are too many characters to do in the couple hours. They should have cut out characters.
    - To the folks (not here) that reviewed it poor because the "Main character the movie is named after" ... Nutcracker, got too small a part ... bless your hearts and don't review movies you know nothing about the story.
    - I will buy it, watch it each year as a tradition and to pick up on all the details am sure I missed.
     
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  9. denecarter

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    To be honest, I hadn’t looked at any of the ads until I just watched the one posted above. And now I REALLY want to see it! It was always a dark story... and it looks beautiful. Plus, I love the music.
     
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  10. AurumPunzel

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    That was my exact thought. Not to mention the fact that Disney's release schedule seems to be rather crowded, with Ralph Breaks the Internet and Mary Poppins Returns being on the not-so-distant horizon.

    As for my thoughts on the movie, I thought the visuals and costumes were great, and the music was brilliantly done, as was the acting, but I already get the feeling that it's going to be rather underrated due to, as I've mentioned, the release being too close to two other Disney films.
     
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