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The Next Really Bad Nutcracker Movie

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Michael Rielly

 The Next Really Bad Nutcracker Movie

MyMerryChristmas.com
August 8, 2018

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Sad to say this but our tradition of bashing yet-to-be-released movies of a Christmas theme continues. You could say we are compelled to put the screws to the new Nutcracker coming out this fall.

Hollywood just gives us no choice.

This time, as other times in the past, the maker of a holiday stinker is none other than Disney.

Out now are some truly bizarre trailers of a butchered Nutcracker story that Disney calls The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

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But nearly every movie version of The Nutcracker bombs. Seriously. Name one that you can remember, much less call good.

Maybe that’s why Disney is breaking the bank in producing a hybrid Nutcracker story that mashes up the classic tale of Clara with…I don’t, know…a combination of Narnia, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings sprinkled with a little Marvelesque pixie dust.

How far does Disney stray from the traditional Nutcracker?

Well, they replace Tschaikovsky with some emo pop tune by No Doubt titled “Just a Girl”.

That’s a clue.

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Drosselmeyer

I will probably go see it

anymore you can't tell from the trailer how the movie will play out 

      (check out the "Scary Mary" trailer for Mary Poppins on YouTube sometime)

worst thing is I waste a few hours on some mindless entertainment and see a silly fantasy action flick....

One version of the movie I don't think bombed as much as just didn't catch on was the  version from the 80s.  The costuming and sets were done by children's illustrator Maurice Sendak.  A wonderful presentation of the ballet.  it was not available for a good while, but Amazon resurrected it on DVD....

https://www.amazon.com/Nutcracker-Motion-Picture-Hugh-Bigney/dp/B006A8XFM6/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1534081768&sr=1-2&keywords=nutcracker+sendak

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rdpugh

I refuse to give Hollywood any of my money, and this is one of the many reasons why.

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Santa Johnny Boy
9 hours ago, Drosselmeyer said:

I will probably go see it

anymore you can't tell from the trailer how the movie will play out 

      (check out the "Scary Mary" trailer for Mary Poppins on YouTube sometime)

worst thing is I waste a few hours on some mindless entertainment and see a silly fantasy action flick....

One version of the movie I don't think bombed as much as just didn't catch on was the  version from the 80s.  The costuming and sets were done by children's illustrator Maurice Sendak.  A wonderful presentation of the ballet.  it was not available for a good while, but Amazon resurrected it on DVD....

https://www.amazon.com/Nutcracker-Motion-Picture-Hugh-Bigney/dp/B006A8XFM6/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1534081768&sr=1-2&keywords=nutcracker+sendak

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Your expertise on Christmas movies is astounding!

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Drosselmeyer
1 hour ago, Santa Johnny Boy said:

Your expertise on Christmas movies is astounding!

umm - thanks

I don't think "expertise" is a good word - more like I have a really good recall for vague and useless trivia ... :sc_blink:

have a great day Sir !!!

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SantaDBC

Perhaps Disney will repurpose songs from Frozen:

  • Let him Ho, let him Ho, can’t hold it back anymore 
  • Do you want to build a “Ho” man

 

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Drosselmeyer
1 hour ago, SantaDBC said:

Perhaps Disney will repurpose songs from Frozen:

  • Let him Ho, let him Ho, can’t hold it back anymore 
  • Do you want to build a “Ho” man

 

I don't care who ya are - that's funny right there !!!

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Santa Bruce Geron
13 hours ago, Michael Rielly said:

 The Next Really Bad Nutcracker Movie

MyMerryChristmas.com
August 8, 2018

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How far does Disney stray from the traditional Nutcracker?

Well, they replace Tschaikovsky with some emo pop tune by No Doubt titled “Just a Girl”.

That’s a clue.

SOURCE: https://mymerrychristmas.com/the-next-really-bad-nutcracker-movie/

 

Seriously, Michael what did I say earlier - yes,I am a bit of a traditionalist. How can you take the E.T.A Hoffmann story, change  the entire plot line and keep the original title. I understand that other fairy tales have been edited and changed but this looks like an extreme change to the plot line. Then to replace the Tchaikovsky score with a different score...

However, this will provide a large marketing opportunity with the new characters.

I'm getting old and starting to sound like my father.

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Michael Rielly
1 hour ago, Santa Bruce Geron said:

I'm getting old and starting to sound like my father.

Me too.

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Drosselmeyer
1 hour ago, Santa Bruce Geron said:

Seriously, Michael what did I say earlier - yes,I am a bit of a traditionalist. How can you take the E.T.A Hoffmann story, change  the entire plot line and keep the original title. I understand that other fairy tales have been edited and changed but this looks like an extreme change to the plot line. Then to replace the Tchaikovsky score with a different score...

However, this will provide a large marketing opportunity with the new characters.

I'm getting old and starting to sound like my father.

And I agree with both of you (and I too have been accused of getting old and sounding like my father - which I dont consider a bad thing)

I very much consider myself a traditionalist - I grew up with parents and grandparents who embodied everything about a Norman Rockwell Christmas - I do very much enjoy the traditional Nutcracker - but this is a new generation, and this generation likes wild fantasy adventures and visuals that tell you what is happening - the imagination is lost....

I have worked for  several years with the Lone Ranger Organization and very much appreciate that traditional character 

THELONERANGER.TV

The most authentic looking Lone Ranger and Silver in the Country

He has been very faithful to the original Lone Ranger - but the new Depp movie came out and re-interpreted the Lone Ranger for a new generation - didn't like it - but it is what it is . . . . 

But I can bet that kids that see me this year will have seen this and will ask questions - so I better know what this storyline is and how it fits the Christmas narrative - as important as it is to be grounded in strong traditional roots, we have to be able to relate the image of a true Santa to the children of today - at CW Howard we are going to make some toys in the workshop (traditional), then go to the store to get "up to date" on what new toys are hot this year (contemporary) - we need to hold on to the classical, but have to be able to engage the contemporary (IMHO)

thanks you for your dedication to the authentic representation of Santa

Merry Christmas

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magicsantaphil

I will be having a regularly scheduled headache the day that movie opens. So, I won't be able to see it. 

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Santa Johnathan

I’m a traditionalist when it comes to most things Christmas. To be honest, I will see the film, I’m always excited for new Christmas films and yes, some are a disappointment.

I am loving the film making side on what I’ve seen...the set design, costumes, acting, etc. It could flop, it could cause more conversation, but more than anything, I just want to be entertained with a story...call it what you will. 

What I’m really looking forward to is returning to Whoville. 

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Steelwheels

I think I’ll wait for it to come out on PBS.

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