I hated the bad costumes, pap morality, and smug tone. Mike considers the age of the intended audience a mitigating factor but largely agrees. A Wrinkle in Time inclusively opens the big-budget Hollywood fantasy film to new audiences, but while we agree on the positivity of that aim, we find the film flawed and overly simple.
The film invites comparison with The Wizard of Oz it’s a comparison in which it comes off far worse. Mike fondly remembers the Macaulay Culkin film The Pagemasterand recommends people watch that instead. A film shaped by the discursive strategies deployed by Dr. Phil and Oprah herself that invites and deserves all the bitchyness I at least heap on it.
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