Jump to content

Michael Rielly

The Next Really Bad Nutcracker Movie

Recommended Posts

Michael Rielly

 The Next Really Bad Nutcracker Movie

MyMerryChristmas.com
August 8, 2018

EXCERPT:

safe_image.php.png

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.

...

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.

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

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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

  •  
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rdpugh
Posted (edited)

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

Edited by rdpugh
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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

  •  

Your expertise on Christmas movies is astounding!

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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 !!!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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

 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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 !!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Santa Bruce Geron
13 hours ago, Michael Rielly said:

 The Next Really Bad Nutcracker Movie

MyMerryChristmas.com
August 8, 2018

EXCERPT:

safe_image.php.png

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.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Michael Rielly
1 hour ago, Santa Bruce Geron said:

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

Me too.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
magicsantaphil

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

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Steelwheels

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

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Donations

    All donations go directly towards the cost of hosting and running ClausNet!

    Your support, through donations or simply by clicking on sponsor links, is greatly appreciated!

    Donate Sidebar by DevFuse
  • Our picks

    • George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation
      On October 3, 1789, President George Washington issued a proclamation naming Thursday, November 26, 1789, a national day of Thanksgiving.

      In it, Washington called upon all Americans to express their gratitude for a happy conclusion to the nation's war of independence and the successful ratification of the United States Constitution. Especially this year, as we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, we should reflect on the full meaning of the day. Let’s strive to be truly thankful in our hearts this Thanksgiving.

      What better way to enter the holiday season?
        • Love
        • Like
      • 1 reply
    • Coping With Depression Before and After The Christmas Season
      With all of the joy, love, wonder, and excitement that Christmas brings the "professional" Santa; it can, for some, bring a bit of sadness, anxiety, and overall depression too. Now, many might think, "What!? How can Santa be depressed...it's Christmas!" but it truly can happen and it's good to inventory those feelings and problem solve what an appropriate solution might be.
        • Like
      • 3 replies
    • Auld Lang Syne
      Every New Year’s Eve at the stroke of midnight, millions around the world traditionally gather together to sing the same song, “Auld Lang Syne”. As revilers mumble though the song’s versus, it often brings many of them to tears – regardless of the fact that most don’t know or even understand the lyrics. Confusion over the song’s lyrics is almost as much of a tradition as the song itself. Of course that rarely stops anyone from joining in.
        • Wow
        • Like
      • 1 reply
    • Merry Christmas, My Friend
      Every year around this time, some variation of this poem is circulated online. The poem is generally credited to “a soldier stationed in Okinawa” or more recently since September 11, 2001, “a Marine stationed in Afghanistan”.

      However, the poem’s true author is Lance Corporal James M. Schmidt.

      Originally entitled, “Merry Christmas, My Friend”, Corporal Schmidt wrote the poem in 1986 while serving as Battalion Counter Sniper at the Marine Barracks 8th & I, in Washington, D.C.

      That day the poem was placed in the Marine Corps Gazette and distributed worldwide. Schmidt’s poem was later published in Leatherneck (Magazine of the Marines) in December 1991.
        • Sad
        • Love
        • Like
      • 1 reply
    • Is it time to start calling out Bad Santas?
      Is it time to start calling out Bad Santas?

      Do you think we should start calling out those in our community whose actions or behavior is unbecoming of Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus?
        • Like
      • 68 replies
    • Backlash Building Against The Man Who Invented Christmas
      Backlash Building Against The Man Who Invented Christmas

      ChristmasWeekly.com
      September 7, 2017

      EXCERPT:

      There is a new Christmas movie headed to theaters this Christmas about Charles Dickens about his creation of A Christmas Carol and Christmas purists hate it. Already.

      The film has a stellar cast that features the dreamy-eyed Dan Stevens as Dickens and the legendary Christopher Plummer as Scrooge. Here is the trailer:

      “This is a very presumptuous film,” said Christmas fan and would-be film critic, Arnold Yates, via MSN. “Charles Dickens was great but he certainly didn’t invent Christmas. Bah Humbug!”

      That sentiment is growing online as the preview makes the rounds.
        • Confused
        • Like
      • 14 replies
    • Seeking recognition
      Seeking recognition is a downward path for a legend who performs his tasks in the veil of night.

      Recently, a fellow portrayer of Santa posted an image on Facebook that they constructed to look like a magazine cover with him on it and several story snips like many publications have on their covers.  You may have seen it if they are your friend on Facebook.  It looks okay.  The composition is good, but the rendering when uploading it to Facebook became distorted it and it is quite pixelated when you look at it from a development standpoint.
        • Love
        • Like
      • 13 replies
    • Not Everyone Can Be Santa!
      Yes, I said it and it is not meant to hurt anyone’s feelings. I do view many Facebook sites along with websites and posted photos. Frankly, many of these postings should have never been put on public display.
        • Thanks
        • Love
        • Like
      • 1 reply
    • Are you the 'real' Santa?
      How do you answer this question?

      "Are you the 'real' Santa?"

      Read all the replies...
      • 91 replies
    • Infringement? Make up your own mind.
      In the last couple of days, on several different social media and bidding sites, an item has been offered for sale that in my opinion is cause for suspicion.  I would like to bring that product to your attention.

      There is some disagreement over whether or not it is an infringement or not.  I believe it is close enough to be considered as an infringement, but that is not the only the reason behind my post.
        • Like
      • 29 replies
About | Forums | Blogs | Newsletter | Contact


© 2018 MJR Group. LLC. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Copyright IP Policy

Proud affiliate of My Merry Christmas!

Subscribe to the ClausNet Gazette

Enter your email address to subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

About ClausNet

The ClausNet community is the largest social network and online resource for Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Elves, Reindeer Handlers, and Santa helpers for the purposes of sharing stories, advice, news, and information.
×