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Across all of space and time, warriors will unite to partake in the long awaited adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time this weekend. The impressive-looking Ava DuVernay-directed Disney film is poised to take a run at unseating the previous box office champion known as Black Panther. But is it worthy of taking the crown? Well, that's one of many questions you, the audience, will have to consider, as it's time to rate and discuss this would-be blockbuster.
If the advanced critical reception is anything to go by, A Wrinkle In Time may not be the phantasmagorical blockbuster that furthers the charge Black Panther started. The film adaptation of Madeline L'Engle's famed children's book has already landed itself in the Rotten pile over at Rotten Tomatoes. Our own official review labeled the latest movie version of the story as follows:
Despite some sharp visuals and interesting ideas, A Wrinkle in Time ultimately tells a meandering story that fails to capture the magic of the source material.
That being said, there's a chance that casual moviegoers may enjoy A Wrinkle In Time more than the critical consensus indicates, and if you're one of those folks, you just might have some thoughts on the content in the film. With that in mind, look through the following discussion questions and share your answers at the bottom of this story.
Do you think A Wrinkle In Time developed the world well enough to continue adapting The Time Quintet, or is this more of a stand-alone success with a vague opening for a sequel?
As a book fan, how well do you feel A Wrinkle In Time captured the novel's content? Is this truly an un-adaptable book?
Can A Wrinkle In Time unseat Black Panther as the top film of the weekend?
With questions asked, it's now time to proceed to the rating portion of our evaluation of A Wrinkle In Time. On a scale of 0 to 5, let us know how much you enjoyed this movie with the poll below. Also, don't forget to share your rating, and your further thoughts of A Wrinkle In Time, in the comments at the bottom.
And last, but not least, before you head off into the multiverse, we have some further reading to suggest for you to enjoy after seeing A Wrinkle In Time. First, a sad bit of news for those of you who really wanted Ava DuVernay to set her directing eye towards the Star Wars universe, as she has emphatically announced she does not want the gig. At all. Also, we sat down with DuVernay and some of the cast of A Wrinkle In Time, and that lead to the director discussing how the process of adapting the book to film was a bit of a challenge for her. And if you're wondering how Oprah Winfrey herself ended up playing one of the mythic Mrs. at the center of the film, you can read her tale on how that happened as well.
That's all for this week's installment of Rate and Discuss. We'll see you all back here next week, and hope you enjoy A Wrinkle In Time!