A girl (Mackenzie Foy) finds herself transported to a magical world because of a special key gifted by her late mother. There she meets a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight) who accompanies her on a journey to retrieve her key and fight against a wicked regime in the land. Based on the classic ballet The Nutcracker, this film is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston.~Zach Atreiu Pinpin
I was skeptical about this after reading some reviews, but I decided to give it a try. I’m happy that I got it. Really enjoyed it, and the SteelBook looks beautiful. Gorgeous sets and costumes. This was a great deal for $6.99!
I love the ballet "Nutcracker". This movie came out and I had to see it! I did not know it would be a sequel to the original ballet. The movie is great if you like stories like "Nutcracker". However, if you like blood and guts movies, or action movies, then this movie is not for you. There is a ballet section in this movie and I just love watching it! Of course, I knew what was in the locked egg long before she was able to open it.
This is not the traditional Nutcracker story, however, if you are looking for another Christmas movie, this is a very colorful reality meets fantasy featuring characters & elements from the traditional nutcracker ballet. The vibrant costumes are lovely and the story is interesting. The mouse king may be a bit scary for little kids. It has a good ending, and I would recommend it.