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The Nutcracker and The Four Realms

�The Most Magical Film of The Year!�


Production : Walt Disney Pictures, The Mark Gordon Company
Distributor : Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Director : Lasse Hallstrom, Joe Johnston
Casts : Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman
Duration : 99 minutes

Directed by Oscar nominee Lasse Hallstrom who collaborated with director Joe Johnston. This film is 100% magical! Tells the story of Clara (Mackenzie Foy) who only wish is to have the key to unlock a precious gift from her late mother. Instead her journey to finds the key led her to an army of mice, nutcracker, kingdoms, and magical creatures.

Filled with a magical and beautiful visuals, the film nailed to bring the audience to a whole different world. Mackenzie Foy casted as Clara and gives a beautiful performance. The film doesn�t only show the journey of finding a key but it�s about finding her own true self.

The film starts with the Clara and her siblings open a gift from their late mother. The feeling of lost and sadness could be felt from the beginning. Then the film moves to another scene where they went to the christmas ball with their father-which Clara couldn�t believe how her father could act as if everything is as normal as it was when her mother is still alive. Then, at the christmas ball her journey begins when she tries to find the key thru her godfather played by Morgan Freeman. How Foy�s character Clara is pictured is well connected to the audience. The film doesn�t only shows her journey finding the key but its shows how she shaped herself as a strong young woman who isn�t ready to face the world but has the courage to do so. Which a great role model to all the children out there. Applause to Disney for this!

Keira Knightley played as The Sugar Plum Fairy, it seems like Knightley was born to play this role. Jayden Fowora-Knight casted as the nutcracker and Hellen Mirren as Mother Ginger. The film is magical, beautiful and inspiring! The film basically don�t have any villain. As the villain has its own reason from the past which shook the audience. The film is not only fun to watch for your children but for the whole family and if you�d rather watch it alone then it�s fine but please don�t forget to bring lots of tissues to the cinema and one thing for sure this film is the most magical film of the year!

(Anna Rose)

Point: 90


� The Film Reporter 2013-2015