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The Mouse King got greedy, seeing an opportunity to own a holiday classic. If only all that creativity might have served a simpler, more elegant narrative, as opposed to a meaningless war movie in which neither side represents any recognizable cause. Running time: MIN. Searching for a key to the music box her mother left her, she discovers the magical Four Realms where Mother Ginger Helen Mirren has declared war on Sugar Plum Keira Knightley and the rest. Perhaps a generation of young girls will find inspiration in seeing Clara discover the strength she needs inside Foy plays her newfound confidence quite convincingly before charging off to battle like some cause-less Joan of Arc. And while it boasts impressive individual elements, the overall result remains far from the magic it seeks. The production design presents a gorgeous Christmas-card vision of Victorian London where clever, science-mad Clara Mackenzie Foy is grieving the death of her mother. Music: James Howard. It really will enchant little girls.

Mirren looks a bit Vivienne Westwood as Mother Ginger, a wily old harridan terrorising the kingdom. If only all that creativity might have served a simpler, more elegant narrative, as opposed to a meaningless war movie in which neither side represents any recognizable cause.

But princess fantasies and frothy frocks are a hard habit for Disney to kick.

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Want more Rolling Stone? Grant hails from the Land of Snowflakes, and the scene-stealing Sugar Plum Fairy Keira Knightley presides over the Land of Sweets — a lavender-tinged, cotton-candy Marilyn who coos in a girlish Kristin Chenoweth-like voice.

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Early on in the film, Clara and her nutcracker friend and guide, Phillip newcomer Jayden Fowora-Knight , are attacked by a giant mouse made out of mice, reminiscent of what the Minions do when they climb on top of each other in a feeble attempt at being helpful. Producers: Mark Gordon, Larry Franco. Watching Copeland pirouette across the screen, you rather wish you were just watching her perform a filmed version of the ballet. I have to admit to being helplessly enchanted — or suckered — for the most part. Share This Story Recommended Stories. The mice live in the Fourth Realm, an ominous forest at the center of which stands a circus tent that Tim Burton might have dreamed up, presided over by the somewhat ghoulish Mother Ginger Helen Mirren , with her long doll lashes and cracked-porcelain face. Our heroine Clara Foy , a mini Anne Hathaway is a refreshingly science-minded young lady who's mourning her mother and lashing out at her heartbroken father Matthew Macfadyen , doing a lot with very little. Music: James Howard. Clara gets an egg-shaped box with no key to open it. But credit to Disney for its ongoing commitment to diverse casting — the young black British actor Fowora-Knight is lovely as the Nutcracker, while the African American ballerina Misty Copeland, dancing in a handful of scenes, cuts through the sentimentality. It really will enchant little girls. The heroine here, fiercely independent and brave, follows the Disney-princess-gone-rogue template set by Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast.

Any description of what follows, including a battle of tin soldiers, clowns on the attack and a swarm of killer mice, would only evoke other, much better films such as The Wizard of Oz, The Chronicles of Narnia and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Our heroine Clara Foya mini Anne Hathaway is a refreshingly science-minded young lady who's mourning her mother and lashing out at her heartbroken father Matthew Macfadyendoing a lot with very little. Early on in the film, Clara and her nutcracker friend and guide, Phillip newcomer Jayden Fowora-Knightare attacked by a giant mouse made out of mice, reminiscent of what the Minions do when they climb on top of each other in a feeble attempt at being helpful.

Grantcovered in icicles.

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