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September 17, 2010

Trailer: The Nutcracker in 3D


I . . . I honestly have no idea what to make of this.

On the one hand, there is no ballet. There is no Baryshnikov. What is the point?

On the other hand, I'm actually not opposed to a Nutcracker movie based on the original Hoffman story rather than on the ballet. That could be interesting. But did you notice how it said "Based on story and music by Tchaikovsky"? What? Are they that oblivious to their source material? Do they just assume using that name will draw a bigger audience? Because it does not look like it's based on the ballet, with all its candy and romance. It looks like it's based on the original story, which is weird and kind of scary and about a kid, not a teenager falling in love. (Also, in the movie the main character seems to be named Mary, which is closer to Hoffman's Marie than to the "Clara" usually used in the ballet.)

On the other other hand, it's 3-D, and therefore I am skeptical.

On the other other other hand, it's the freaking Nutcracker, so of course I will go see it opening weekend.

Posted by Kat at September 17, 2010 11:00 AM
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