Ooh, well okay. For my birthday, I decided to take two friends to the theater and we got a ginormous barrel of popcorn--wait, you were asking about the actual movie. Eh-hem. It was considerably different than the original Nutcracker ballet, meaning a new story line, but there were the same characters. There wasn't much actual ballet, and some parts could have been done better, but I still liked it. Mr. Captain Philip Nutcracker dude made the whole movie about 500% better, imo. There were also some actors from Pride and Prejudice (2005 version) which made me happy.
Spoilers in a non-spoiler-y nutshell?
(*YES AUTOMATONS. The tin soldiers were basically AUTOMATONS. I was pretty much freaking out about that in the theater. Good thing we had it mostly to ourselves. Hehe)