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A Wrinkle in Time (Ava DuVernay, March 9, 2018) Movie • Page 4

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

  2. Connor

    we're all a bunch of weirdos on a quest to belong Prestigious

    So i haven’t read the book since i was a kid but thought the trailers looked awesome. I just got out of this and I’ didn’t dislike it, but I didn’t live it.

    The visuals were absolutely incredible. The cinematography, effects...all that was excellent.

    I didn’t like the kid playing Charles Wallace at all. Like someone said above, it was like young Sheldon. I liked Pine and Storm Reid. And i liked Oprah, Witherspoon and Kaling a lot.

    I think what i disliked most were the needle drops. I was hoping this would be a Never Ending Story for a new generation and I think the needle drops ruined it being that. It could have used an awesome original score to lift it up to a better level. Anyways I’m happy that other people are loving it!
  3. ChaseTx

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

    What are needle drops

    Is it the pop songs
  4. Connor

    we're all a bunch of weirdos on a quest to belong Prestigious

  5. ChaseTx

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

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  6. Okay. This wasn't great. It is far from perfect. I could probably find a criticism for every aspect of the movie. That being said, I loved it every bit as much as I had hoped to. With any adaptation, things get dropped, there's quite a bit less nuance in favor of universality and relatability (although my poetry professors would argue that the personal is the universal). There are also some signs of studio interference, of Disneyfication. The parts that I felt were undeniably DuVernay (as someone who hasn't seen anything else of hers...) were unapologetically positive, and, yeah, it's kind of in-your-face about the affirmations at some points, but the heart of this film is so big and so refreshingly sincere that I just can't help but be uplifted by it all. If you go in looking to tear it apart, you'll find plenty of things to say about it. But if you go in looking to be moved, you definitely will be.

    I think there was some stuff in the promos that didn't make the theatrical cut. I'm hoping there'll be a director's cut (or at the very least deleted scenes) with the physical release. And then a fan cut of that without all the, what did you call them, needle drops.
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  7. personalmaps

    citrus & cinnamon Supporter

    I’m sorry!! The quality of the series dips VERY quickly and the first book is mostly smart people explaining things to each other- not bad, just also not like...awe-inspiring to young Kayla. I was a Harry Potter/Narnia kid.
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  8. Probably pulling in around $35 million this weekend. Looks like it'll have around the same box office as Black Panther. Disney should have planned this a bit better. With a budget of around $105 million, it probably won't make back its money.
  9. jkauf

    Trusted Supporter

    Yikes, this was pretty bad, but can appreciate the message and hope it does/means something for kids. But there’s some genuinely creepy parts and now I want Ava to make a horror film.
  10. DrAlanGrant

    Texas Forever

    Seeing this tonight. Cautiously optimistic
  11. michael_gatto


    Saw this last night and was not a fan. Message is good but a bit too heavy handed at times and the film just seems super rushed and underdeveloped. Also the kid that played Charles Wallace is not good, at all.
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  12. Connor

    we're all a bunch of weirdos on a quest to belong Prestigious

    The IMAX showing i went to on Friday night wasn’t even half full. Probably like a quarter full. It was weird
  13. domotime2

    It's an Albany Expression Prestigious

    It's a bad sign that even with moviepass... I'm unsure if I want to see this
  14. $33 million weekend. Disney was hoping for around $35.

    Black Panther pulled in $41 million.
  15. suicidesaints

    Trusted Prestigious

    I saw it with MoviePass on Thursday night at 7:30pm, because Death Wish and Strangers were both sold out. There were like 6 people in the theater for Wrinkle in Time.

    It was fine with MP, but I would never have seen it otherwise.
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  16. FlayedManOfSF


    I saw it with my girlfriend. Some people clapped after and she's just like, "Why are people clapping? That was bad." I about died laughing. That said, I thought it was alright though I had absolutely no idea what was happening. I feel like the concepts explored can't be extrapolated upon properly in the medium.
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  17. jkauf

    Trusted Supporter

  18. Morrissey


    We used to judge movies whether or not to go to the theater or to wait until a home release. Is MoviePass a new middle rating
  19. I mean, if you have a Moviepass, I think it's a question of whether to go right away or to wait a while then go. Theater experience is generally better than Netflix.
  20. Connor

    we're all a bunch of weirdos on a quest to belong Prestigious

    What i found annoying was the lack of explanation on how that kid knew who the interdemensional beings were and just like knew everything. Also it didn’t properly explain why Calvin was necessary at all.
  21. I will take Netflix over the 'theater experience' 10/10 times.
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  22. domotime2

    It's an Albany Expression Prestigious

    Nah I love going to the theater. It's the only time I can actually do nothing and watch a movie. Too distracted at home

    And the moviepass barometer is pretty much ."do you feel like spending 3 hours of your day on this movie"
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  23. Contender

    Goodness is Nowhere Supporter

  24. Tim

    we must be nothing less than fabulous Prestigious

    Finally saw this tonight. Waited to see it with my sister, who I expected to like it. She didn't.

    I absolutely loved it. Give me Ava DuVernay's New Gods ASAP. She's the best.
  25. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious