The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: The Movie Has a Lot Of Stuff To Wonder

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a live-action fantasy adventure based on the 1816 story by German author E. T. A. Hoffman. It is a retelling of the old story but it looks like other fantasy movies – Alice in the Wonderland and Narina.


Mr. Stahbaum lives alone with his three daughters after the demise of his wife Marie. Clara is the middle of the three sisters and also the most intelligent of all. Mr. Stahbaum plans to celebrate Christmas with his godfather but before leaving he gives his daughters gifts. Clara gets the most amazing gift – a silver egg – but it needs a key.

At the celebration, the godfather introduces Clara to a game where she can find the key to the egg. It is a magical game where toys come to life. Clara enters into an unknown kingdom of a ruthless mouse king in search of her key.

the nutcracker and realms movie review

Highlights of the movie:

  • Adaptation of the movie is visually compelling
  • The character of Clara isn’t a passive observant but an active participant
  • Some scenes like the extravagant welcome partyin the toy world are wonderful
  • The movie has a kid friendly tone
  • It has a strong female lead

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms First Look & Poster 

The poster looks like the cover page of a fantasy story book. It has Clara in the middle and other characters are in the surrounding. And the magic toy kingdom is visible in the bottom.

Why watch the movie?

It is like a fairy tale where Clara is lost in a magical kingdom and comes out only with the help of a well-wisher. It is a great movie for kids.

Movie Trailer

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