Early last month a trailer for Andrey Konchalovskiy's The Nutcracker In 3D came online, but was fairly inaccessible to American audiences. Probably something to do with the fact that it was all in Russian. With Elle Fanning, Nathan Lane and John Turturro in the cast, however, it was only a matter of time until we got an English-language version. I wish we hadn't.
Apple has posted the first domestic trailer for the film and boy, does it look awful. Because I didn't understand the language, I was able to focus on the visuals in the film, which look great, and the prospect of Turturro playing The Rat King, which is awesome on paper. But now that I have full comprehension, I want to stay as far away from this movie as possible. Every line of dialogue, particularly those spoken by the child actors, sounds wooden and forced and just as the Transformers series has suggested, it appears that Turturro doesn't care about quality anymore. Perhaps Robert Zemeckis' version will be better.
Check out the trailer below or in HD over at Apple.
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