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A Wrinkle in Time (Ava DuVernay, March 9, 2018) Movie • Page 3

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Tim, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. personalmaps

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    I'm still excited to see this. I think people are forgetting that this book/series is really not that good to begin with, haha. You have to work with what you have. Regardless, I think it'll still be fun. I'll be very annoyed if it flops and Ava has trouble finding work, given how many male directors are allowed to do egregiously bad work and not face consequences (Book of Henry, anyone?)
     
  2. Professor Plumbob

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    I mean didn’t he lose Star Wars IX mostly because of that movie?
     
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  3. personalmaps

    citrus & cinnamon Supporter

    And yet he still has the entire Jurassic Park series, which is a multi-million dollar franchise. Let me see a female director keep something like that after making a movie as bad as Henry.
     
  4. suicidesaints

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    I'm glad to see women and POC making films but this just clearly just wasn't for me. It's visually stunning and has a good message but it's just so one note. I dunno, it just didn't engage me AT ALL. I'm not gonna shit on it though as it wasn't particularly "bad" and I really hope others who are excited for it enjoy it. But being a 34 year old white male who never read the book(s), I'm obviously not the target demographic.
     
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  5. ChaseTx

    Nuke the site from orbit. The only way to be sure Prestigious

    I want to see it, still halfway through reading the book to my daughter but I won't see her for over a week after today (spring break is starting). I'm thinking about just taking her after school today and finishing the book later.
     
  6. justin.

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    He is making the new Jurassic World? I thought someone else was doing it. There goes any interest I had.
     
  7. personalmaps

    citrus & cinnamon Supporter

    he is still listed as the writer for both upcoming sequels!! which is hilarious because the writing is the worst part of JW and based on the trailer for FK, it has NOT improved.
     
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  8. ChaseTx

    Nuke the site from orbit. The only way to be sure Prestigious

    Different director but Trevorrow is a cowriter and executive producer
     
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  9. ChaseTx

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    For what it's worth I thought JW was fun despite the characters being not good
     
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  10. justin.

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    Well, that's really unfortunate that he is sticking around.
     
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  11. 43% on RT and 3.4/10 on IMDb ahh I was so excited for this
     
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  12. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    got my own hell to raise Platinum

    Well the imdb thing is probably alt right trolls haha
     
  13. justin.

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    Metacritic has a score of 52. Most people commenting on facebook ads are not enthusiastic either.
     
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  14. Either the majority of negative reviews are coming from the people who would be inclined to dislike it no matter what because they think its diversity is a detractor rather than a strength ( Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’ $100M Disney movie could bomb, experts say --not a review, but highlights the viewpoint I'm talking about), or the film is just bad.

    ScreenRant ( An Adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time Was Never Going to Work ) is more nuanced, saying the problem is in the director and the studio not seeing eye to eye.
     
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  15. suicidesaints

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    I'm sure there are trolls that are being overly critical because it's a "diversity" film, but there is probably also some fair criticism to be made about the film itself. Although it's definitely not that bad, especially for something that's meant for children.
     
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  17. :sly:how dare you mess with my childhood in such a way
     
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  18. I know he said he didn't know how to put anything into words but his subsequent attempt is quite embarrassing.
     
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  19. justin.

    Trusted Supporter

    I'll watch this on Disney's streaming service next year.
     
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  20. 'A Wrinkle In Time' And The Burden Of Being First | HuffPost

    It kind of seems like when it comes to criticism there's a group of people who believe that to be objective you have to remove yourself from the equation, to basically be white, because it's always been the norm.
     
  21. Tim

    we must be nothing less than fabulous Prestigious







    I often find the idea of a movie being "not for the critics" to be convenient and lame, but I think it's worth noting who this movie is resonating with. Still excited to see this.
     
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  22. Tim

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    Now this is a win.
     
  23. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    got my own hell to raise Platinum

    I never read the book either, I wasn't sure if it would help or hurt my viewing, I actually asked Ava on Twitter which I never do but she was busy wasn't expecting an answer
    I was surprised to see Rowan Blanchard play the mean girl, but then it clicked and she had a nice arc and she has the look I kinda get it
    I of course loved Reese Witherspoon in this and Mindy Kaling quoting Outkast and doing a Chris Tucker impression
    I was surprised by how dark and scary this got, I would have gotten nightmares as a kid for sure
    I wonder what drew Ava to this, I imagine the whole everyone has their shit and demons and negative thoughts but you gotta persevere resonated with her
    only thing I didn't like is that at times Charles Wallace reminded me of Young Sheldon, and there was definitely a lot of times I was like what the hell is happening
     
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  24. ChaseTx

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    I was really looking forward to this and I was a little underwhelmed... but still enjoyed it. I thought some of the characterization could've been better and the world building was a bit lacking. The cast was great though.

    Mindy quoting Hamilton was my favorite part
     
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  25. ChaseTx

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    I did not get a chance to talk to Aeryn about how she felt about it, which seems important