I don’t know I wasn’t that excited to see A Wrinkle in Time. There was so much being said about the diversity in it but not much about anything else. I haven’t seen any of Ava DuVernay’s work prior to this so I couldn’t even rely on her ‘extraordinary vision’ because I had no basis.
I feel a little disappointed after seeing it. It was magical, sure, and there was a lot of heart. But there was too much. It didn’t feel as moving as I would have wanted it.
Read my review here: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and the Overabundance of Heart (ClickTheCity).
It was so heavy-handed and the direction felt so self-aware and conscious of its own importance. I wanted to like it and there was much to like but at the end of it all, it felt so self-important. It had the tendency to talk out all the important beats.
What it makes it more problematic is that there are scenes that show that when it’s just allowed to run its course and just be a film, it was wonderful. But often, it would become this vessel for ‘sacred lessons’ and the whole film would stop just to impart this.
It’s probably still going to make hundreds of millions. But I’m not sure if it will stand the test of time.