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Did A Wrinkle in Time Really Need That Intro From Ava DuVernay?

Did A Wrinkle in Time Really Need That Intro From Ava DuVernay?

Luckily, the small publishing company Farrar, Straus & Giroux took a risk on "A Wrinkle in Time". But the movie is slow and muddled. Kaling played Mrs. Who, and she was just as bad.

The cast of unusual characters travel the expansive, lovely universe, flying across spectacular alien worlds and meeting all sorts of odd and unique beings - all while trying to find Meg's missing father and avoiding the dangers of the mysterious darkness looming at the edge of the universe.

"A Wrinkle in Time" by Disney is an imaginative film that takes viewers on a cosmic journey to find self-love and acceptance.

Her mother, Dr Kate Murry (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who worked with her husband on his project seems distant from her children. Confused by the event, Charles Wallace also introduces Meg and classmate Calvin (Levi Miller) to Mrs.

Accompanying them on this perilous quest, at various stages, is a triumvirate of very entertaining older women, er, celestial beings - Mrs. Whatsit (Witherspoon), Mrs. Seeing Meg get complimented by Calvin (Levi Miller), someone she considers out of her league, is special since it's he's complimenting the two things black and biracial girls are often told aren't lovely - her intelligence and her coily, non-Eurocentric hair. Who (Mindy Kaling), only speaks in famous quotes, citing legends like Gandhi as well as poets and rappers. Which (Oprah Winfrey). She later tells Meg, "I am a part of the universe, just like you, Meg".

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Somehow none of this comes off almost as exciting as it sounds. Which comforts Meg after their arrival on the planet of the Happy Medium (Zach Galifianakis) is one of the film's most effective moments. However, the characters and story are overwhelmed by the size of it all. The film often feels like it's tripping over its own plot, lurching from one talking-head set piece to the next: characters go missing and return without explanation; introductions are rushed, and its more fantastic elements are treated so vaguely that none of the stakes really hold any weight.

"It just does not work", Christy Lemire said on What the Flick?!

Other than looking as sparkly and empty as Alice Through the Looking Glass, Disney's 2016 catastrophe, the marketing for Wrinkle focused on everything but a compelling story - namely the racial diversity of the cast, which only informs potential moviegoers that they are in for a lecture as opposed to a good time. Overall, it does a fair job of encouraging a younger generation to overcome personal insecurities and learn to accept themselves as they are. Meg Murry probably came first.

Other worldwide highlights include $49 million total thus far in the United Kingdom, and $41 million in South Korea, where a key action sequence in the film was shot.

Wrinkle also has another big problem, but one that an institution as secular and as left-wing as Hollywood will never acknowledge. 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.


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