Don’t waste your money: Oprah Winfrey’s new movie, “A Wrinkle in Time,” hammered by critics

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Oprah Winfrey stars in a new movie (opened 3/9/18), A Wrinkle in Time, which critics are lambasting. About the movie:
“A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 American science fantasy adventure film directed by Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Jennifer Lee, based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle. The film stars Oprah WinfreyReese WitherspoonMindy KalingGugu Mbatha-RawMichael PeñaStorm ReidZach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine, and follows a young girl who, with the help of three astral travelers, sets off on a quest to find her father, who went missing after discovering a new planet.”
According to Rotten Tomatoesthe film has an approval rating of 42% based on 97 reviews and an average rating of 5.2/10. Some of the reviews:

  • A socially progressive viewpoint, diverse casting and crew members, positive role models and hopeful upbeat messages are one thing, but a good time at the movies is another thing entirely. The movie isn’t scary, suspenseful, gripping in the least.”
  • “But this movie relied so heavily on the glinting plastic toolbox of CGI that the magic just never arrived. The kid in me left the theater sadly disappointed.
  • “The director not only fails to capture the childlike wonder of A Wrinkle in Timeshe also reveals herself to be a terrible director of children.”
  • “It’s impossible to not cheer for the message of A Wrinkle in Time-But those messages should be conveyed organically, through plot and character. Here, they have all the subtlety of a promoted tweet.”
  • “Well-intentioned, well-acted, but a bit of a mess.”

Ouch.
Another Hollyweird movie I won’t be seeing.
DCG

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