The Nutcracker and the Four Realms set us up for failure right from the start. First of all, it is not The Nutcracker. Kristin has seen it on many stages and this movie is decidedly not the original story. Next, the trailers make it look like a sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and no one wants that. Our expectations were sub-zero.
So I guess you might say that we were pleasantly surprised when we both didn’t hate it. Was it good? Nope. But it was watchable in a way we weren’t expecting. It didn’t feel as much like Alice in Wonderland in practice, which we appreciated. And to be honest, Keira Knightley’s weird voice didn’t even grate on us that badly. The movie was still BAFFLING to us in a lot of ways. We just didn’t outright hate it as we thought we might.
We don’t think there needs to be more movies like The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. But every now and then I guess one can sneak it. Grab a handful of cotton candy hair and cozy up with us for a sugary sweet episode of So…I’m Watching This Show!
THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS SHOWNOTES!
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Ep 93 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms . . Listen now at soimwatching.com (or wherever you listen to podcasts) . . 🚨Spoiler Talk starts at, idk, 29 minutes? 🚨 . . 1. The Nutcracker and some other junk 2. People who deserved a better moive 3. And everything was RED 4. We’re going to be best friends and partners in crime and i’m going to teach you all my secrets and beauty tips starting with your hair 5. I hate to break it to you but your hair is ugly and you’re stupid 6. I’m starting to have doubts about this endeavor 7. ALSO, i’m about to start doing some weird shit in a few minutes, but just go with it. Trust me, it’ll work 8. All of this seems efficient and inexpensive, I’m ready to take on my sovereign duties 9. Waltz of the Sugar Plum de Deux… come on, we got 4 minutes before we completely lose the children 10. “The Director said to go this way” “Which?” “This way” “No, Which Director?” . . . #SoImWatchingThisShow #SIWTS #Podcast #Movies #Film #Cinema #InstaFlick #InstaMovies #Nutcracker #Disney #DisneyNutcracker #TheNutcrackerAndTheFourRealms #MackenzieFoy #KeiraKnightley #MistyCopeland #MorganFreeman #HelenMirren #MatthewMacfayden #RIchardEGrant #Christmas #ChristmasMovie #Ballet #TheSugarPlumFairy #SugarPlum #SergeiPolunin