The Sugar Plum Fairy explains that Marie created this world as a young girl and that she animated everyone with a machine that can turn toys into real people. Sugar Plum says this machine can be used to defend the three realms against Mother Ginger, but it needs a key matching the one for Clara's egg. Sneaking into the Fourth Realm, Clara and Philip steal back the key from Mother Ginger (ignoring her warning that Sugar Plum is lying to them), but Clara is disappointed to discover that the egg is only a music box.
Sugar Plum uses the machine to bring toy soldiers to life and orders them to attack the Fourth Realm. She then reveals that she lied about Mother Ginger, who had resisted Sugar Plum's plan to take over all four realms in revenge for her perceived abandonment by Marie, and that the machine can turn this world's people back into toys as well. She imprisons Clara, Captain Philip, and the male regents, causing Clara to blame herself.
THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS is Disney's live-action fantasy adventure based on the classic Tchaikovsky ballet. In this adaptation, Clara (Mackenzie Foy) is the middle of three Stahlberg children, who are marking their first Christmas since the death of their mother, Marie (Anna Madeley). Before their widower father (Matthew Macfadyen) takes them to a party at their godfather Drosselmeyer's (Morgan Freeman) home, he gives each child a gift from their late mother. Clara receives an ornate filigree egg that requires a key to open, along with a note that says \"everything you need is inside.\" At the party, Clara's Christmas gift from her godfather leads her into a Narnia-like world called the Four Realms, where she hunts for the key to the egg and meets three of the land's three regents, including Sugar Plum (Keira Knightley). They claim that the fourth regent, Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), is trying to take over all of the realms. Sugar Plum implores Clara to help bring peace to their world, so the girl and her trusted new friend, nutcracker soldier Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), set out to save the day.
soo... they have Christmas trees within the four realms, yet this Hawthorne guy has no idea of what Christmas isAnd why does this film feels more like a mashup of Alice in Wonderland and Narnia than The Nutcracker
Watching a ballet that tells the story of their world's creation, the Sugar Plum Fairy, regent of the Land of Sweets, explains to Clara that Marie created this world as a young girl. She later explains that Marie animated everyone with a machine that can turn toys into real-life people. The Sugar Plum Fairy says that she can use it to defend the other three realms against Mother Ginger, the Regent of the Fourth Realm, but it needs a key. Clara notices that its keyhole matches that of the one on her egg. Clara and her soldiers head towards Mother Ginger and steal the key the mouse had snatched. However, she is disappointed upon discovering that the egg is only a music box.
Phillip takes Clara to a castle where the soldiers also know of her and Marie. There, Clara meets the regents of the other realms. There is Hawthorne (Eugenio Derbez), regent of the Land of Flowers; Shivers (Richard E. Grant), regent of the Land of Snowflakes; and the Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley), regent of the Land of Sweets. They are eager to meet Clara but are devastated to learn that Marie is dead. They also refuse to call the Fourth Realm by its original name, the Land of Amusements, due to Mother Ginger allegedly corrupting the land.
Clara brings the key to Sugar Plum, who activates the machine and uses it to turn a bunch of toy soldiers into larger living soldiers. Sugar Plum then reveals her true intentions to take over all the realms due to her anger over Marie leaving their world and devoting her life to her family. She also framed Mother Ginger for her own misdeeds and is planning to bring her soldiers to the Fourth Realm to do away with Mother Ginger.
Clara meets Captain Phillip Hoffman, the Nutcracker, who joins her on her adventure. Clara finds out from the Sugar Plum Fairy that Mother Ginger, former regent of the Fourth Realm, is corrupt and wants to seize control of all the realms. Clara retrieves the key from the Fourth Realm and brings it to Sugar Plum, who reveals her evil plans as she wanted the key to turn on a machine that Marie created which turns toy soldiers into living things. Sugar Plum is angry at Marie for abandoning their world, so now she wants to control all the realms.
Clara's mother was the queen of this parallel universe (unbeknownst to her family), which means Clara is hailed as its princess. She befriends a Nutcracker soldier, battles an army of mice, and meets the three rulers of three realms. The fourth, however, has gone rogue and launched a war.
Mother Ginger started off as a lifeless toy owned by Marie Stahlbaum when she was a child, but was later brought to life by a machine Marie created after she created the Four Realms as its first Queen. Ginger was assigned by Marie to rule over the Land of amusement while three others were assigned to rule the remaining realms: the Sugar Plum Fairy was given control of the Land of Sweets, Hawthorne was given the Land of Flowers, and Shivers was given the Land of Snowflakes. However, as the years went by, Marie decided to leave the Four Realms for her family, so she left the four regents in complete charge of the Four Realms. Though Ginger and the Male Regents accepted this new change in leadership and took control of their realms as agreed, Sugarplum was the only one who disapproved this as she felt betrayed and abandoned by Marie and decided that it was time to take over the Four Realms as its new Queen and rebuild them in her own image, something no ruler is ever meant to do.
A sure-fire, family-friendly hit this upcoming holiday season is Disney's take on The Nutcracker mythology, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat) and Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger), the twist on the classic ballet tale takes place in mysterious parallel world, one that is home to Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, and Land of Sweets. When Clara (Mackenzie Foy) enters the titular fourth realm, she ends up taking on the tyrannical Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren) in order to find a way home.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, out tomorrow, tells the magical story of Clara (Mackenzie Foy), who, after being gifted a magical key, is launched into four mystical and unforgettable realms. Trials and tribulations unfold and catapult her further into a dark tale as she travels throughout each realm.
Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms adapts E. T. A. Hoffmann's short story \"The Nutcracker and the Mouse King\" and the ballet it inspired, Marius Petipa's The Nutcracker, to paint the story of young heroine Clara (Mackenzie Foy) trying to save four magical realms -- the Sweets Realm her deceased mother once ruled, the Flower Realm, the Snow Realm and the scary, unnamed Fourth Realm.
In the four realms, time moves very slowly compared to the real world. Clara leaves at the end to go back to her family, especially her godfather, the genius inventor known as Drosselmeyer (Morgan Freeman), who created this bridge between the realities. As much as she'd like to stay and rule the realm her mother discovered and gave life to via the special device called the Engine, she has to take care of her depressed father.
However, she makes a promise to her love interest and the person she leaves to oversee her realm, the Nutcracker soldier Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), that she'll be back. After all, despite the realms uniting, the other rulers, Hawthrone (The Flower Realm), Shiver (The Snow Realm) and Mother Ginger admit more threats could be lurking, especially in the wake of Supgarplum's attempts to use the vile Tin Soldiers as an invading army. However, Clara makes it clear she'll return, older and wiser, ready to sit on the throne and deal with any further uprising. Right now, she knows she's not mature enough to become a ruler, but believes Drosselmeyer can mentor her back home, like he did her mother.
Clara finds the doorway to the realms by accident, similar to the Pevensie children from C.S Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Except here, the journey's through a mystical tree trunk. What's a bit disturbing is there's no one guarding the doorway in the real world at Clara's home, while two inept guards are protecting it on the magical side. In other words, it's easy for anyone to make their way across, from either side.
At the party, Drosselmeyer reveals that he made the egg for Clara's mother when she was younger, and Clara is led into a parallel world where she finds toys who feel abandoned on learning of the death of Clara's mother, their queen. Clara finds herself obliged to take sides in a war waged between the four realms within this toy world. 59ce067264