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A Wrinkle in Time review
16 March 2018, 01:19 | Gerardo Harmon
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I think that's the movie's biggest strength. "Maybe", Lee said. She emphasized "inclusivity", saying, "Since we're not limiting, we're not picking some religion, but we're saying we all feel, we can feel that you're a part of something extraordinary and the messages are the same". It looked wonderful, diverse, powerful, unique and trippy. However, despite the Marvel blockbuster being in its fourth weekend, the fantasy adventure could not dislodge T'Challa from the top of the box office.
Though these characters have historically been conceived of as white - and some, as a few concerned critics have pointed out, were indeed written that way - The Times's film critic A.O. Scott called Ms. DuVernay's casting choices "a welcome innovation and the declaration of a new norm", adding, "This is how movies should look from now on, which is to say how they should have looked all along".
Despite all my anticipation and love for Ava, "A Wrinkle in Time" settles at being merely good, when it could've been great.
But what makes Meg Murry special is she learns to accept herself exactly how she is and succeeds, not despite of, but because of her flaws. She spends her days getting bullied over her absent father and looking after her genius-but-awkward little brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe). Joined by Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Many other scenes are also apparently presented only for the objective of advising or encouraging Meg while a spectacularly interesting set exists in the background. Who, Oprah Winfrey as Mrs.
Too many young girls - including myself - grow up to be women who long to be someone or something we aren't. True equality comes when films from all people can be unbelievable, good, and bad, and luckily, "A Wrinkle in Time" falls in the middle somewhere.
"A Wrinkle in Time" means well. I wanted to be the girl that would be seen as popular and not just "smart".
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Even though the main protagonist is a young girl, Whitaker said both young and old alike can relate to her journey. All of this is again a way of flipping what we expect from these roles in film.
She wrestles with her own insecurities, faults and feelings of self-doubt through the film. The movie features a predominantly black cast and has become a worldwide cultural phenomenon, making Coogler one of the most in-demand directors in the business. However, Pine isn't in the film very much. She has a power and a vulnerability about her that many people don't get to bring on their big break. Not to mention the fact, that this was a huge departure of characterization for Kaling. When the trio isn't narrating, the father (Chris Pine) is explaining the science behind tessering in a PowerPoint presentation to a group of scientists. This of course could be said about most of the young adult adaptations that have populated screens, to varying degrees of success, after the tested formats of franchises like Harry Potter, Twilight, and The Hunger Games.
But "A Wrinkle in Time" suffers in its writing, not its directing. "That sense of that journey and discovery and emotionality of it was really what drew me to it". There was a glorious amount of conceptually fresh ideas, even if I felt that the planet hopping felt a little glossed and underdeveloped in terms of story.
And with that, the film feels very targeted at children. The core of the film lies in its characters and the wonderful performances that DuVernay is able to pull from her actors, all of which stand to make the film an overall enjoyable experience. The visual effects are another thing that I have to praise.
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