March 18, 2018

An Adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time Was Never Going to Work

09 March 2018, 11:06 | Santos West

Storm Reid is Meg Murry. Disney

Storm Reid is Meg Murry.

Much hype has followed "A Wrinkle In Time" since its announcement in 2016, and many have paired the film with last month's "Black Panther" as milestones in Hollywood's march toward progress. I actually view that as a potential advantage when it comes to reviewing book-to-movie adaptations.

"A Wrinkle in Time" director Ava Marie DuVernay has spoken about her journey towards creating the science fantasy adventure film. On the anniversary of his disappearance, Meg's gifted younger brother, Charles Wallace (another talented newcomer, Deric McCabe, who is very good at conveying the kind of joyous enthusiasm many label as "weird"), guides Meg and a classmate (Levi Miller) to a trio of cosmic beings, played by a chipper Reese Witherspoon, a reserved Mindy Kaling, and Oprah Winfrey, finally ascended to full-on godhood.

To the film's credit, it does have one of the most profound observations of the goal of our lives that I've ever heard.

DuVernay's newest movie, A Wrinkle in Time, lets her leap from drama and documentary to big budget sci-fi fantasy for kids.

At a certain point in the film, Charles Wallace is possessed by the same evil force that swiped the father from them, and the kid is overplaying things so severely that I was rooting for Meg to just leave him behind while she escaped back to earth.

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"My anticipation is now cranked to 11!" The 14-year-old actor has earlier played small roles in films like 12 Years a Slave and Sleight but this is her first big-ticket project. Because making movies is hundreds of people and letting the people be a part of the process, infuses the whole film with love.' Reese added.

Obviously, not because the picture is replete with explicit sex and coarse language, but rather ... a film children should see en masse. That's how much I didn't care about these characters. Winfrey revealed she wanted the bookcase to look like the treehouse Kaling's character Mrs.

Among the generous liberties taken by screenwriters Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell, NASA scientist parents Mr. and Mrs. Murry (Chris Pine and Gugu Mbataha-Raw, respectively) have two children (not four as in the book); daughter Meg (Storm Reid) and adopted son Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe).

Disney's made-for-TV version of A Wrinkle in Time is, well, a made-for-TV movie. DuVernay said in her acceptance speech that is was important for her to showcase the talents of women of color. By the end of the film, it's almost impossible to not find that dreamer within you and considering the corrupt times we are living in today, a piece of a dream might redirect your path. Like, I probably would've even said, if everybody thinks I should, I'm gonna give it a try. And did I mention that Oprah's in the movie? Which (Oprah Winfrey), another guardian-angel-like being, appears. Mrs. They've heard Alex calling out for help, and they want to take Meg to go find him.

Despite its reputation as a masculine arena full of over-sexualized women and unsafe stereotypes, science-fiction has always been a space that champions diversity and explores themes that others are too afraid to touch.

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