A Wrin­kle in Time vis­ually stuns

Chinchilla News - - LIFE | OUR COLUMNISTS - Wen­lei Ma

IF I had paid more at­ten­tion in sci­ence class I could make some in­sight­ful anal­ogy about the con­nec­tive tis­sue of the uni­verse (Atoms? Cells? Uni­corn dust?) and how A

Wrin­kle in Time could’ve been a great movie if only it had more of it.

As it is, the big-bud­get Disney flick, star­ring Oprah Win­frey, Reese Wither­spoon and Chris Pine, un­evenly am­bles along with a nice mes­sage about fam­i­lies, love and self­ac­cep­tance, sprin­kled with some vis­ually spec­tac­u­lar se­quences.

How­ever, is ul­ti­mately un­sat­is­fy­ing for any­one over 15 years old.

The thing to note about A

Wrin­kle in Time is that it is very much a chil­dren’s film, not just geared to­wards kids but de­liv­ered in such an earnest way that adult au­di­ences will find its to­tal

lack of cyn­i­cism jar­ring and un­re­al­is­tic.

Based on Madeleine L’En­gle’s pop­u­lar 1962 chil­dren’s novel, the fan­tas­ti­cal film has been hyped up as a sig­nif­i­cant work thanks to the

$100 mil­lion bud­get given to an African-Amer­i­can fe­male di­rec­tor, Ava Du­Ver­nay ( Selma, 13th), with an African-Amer­i­can fe­male, Storm Reid lead­ing a di­verse main cast.

A Wrin­kle in Time is a sen­si­ble movie to take a kid to be­cause it has those all-im­por­tant mes­sages about be­liev­ing in your­self, wrapped in an easy to di­gest bat­tle be­tween good and evil – and you can’t ar­gue against its ref­er­ences to Maya An­gelou, Nel­son Man­dela and Gandhi.

But any­one older may grate against its mainly heavy-handed ap­proach.

A Wrin­kle in Time is now show­ing at the cin­ema in Chin­chilla.

PHO­TOS: AT­SUSHI NISHI­JIMA

DI­VERSE: Storm Reid, Deric McCabe and Reese Wither­spoon in a scene from A Wrin­kle in Time.

Mindy Ka­line in q scene from the movie.

Oprah Win­frey in the movie.

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