Big Eyes is Crossed with WRINKLE IN TIME
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So I saw WRINKLE IN TIME without first reading the book. I can honestly tell you, that upon seeing the movie, I really really want to read the book, now. I’ve heard so many good things about it, it’s been a classic for decades. I spent a couple of days thinking about it, and what I can honestly say about the movie, is that it is well-intentioned turd covered in glitter.
I was excited for this movie, it looked amazing, but most of WRINKLE IN TIME just didn’t work, and had maybe too much thought put into it.
WRINKLE IN TIME was 5% bad physics, 10% artsy nonsense, 15% bad dialogue, 30% costume changes, and 40% of “what in the hell is going on”. Before the movie plays, a short interview with the director Ava DuVernay was shown, in which I can tell that she cared very deeply about the story and probably read it as a kid.
The film is about a teenage girl named Meg and her brother Charles Wallace and her friend Calvin who all go on a mind bending adventure across time and space to find her missing father, a gifted physicist. Pretty cool setup, so what went wrong? SO MUCH!
Let’s start with the cinematography. Many of the shots were very awkward and strange. It was as if it was decided that instead of doing reshoots: it was fixed with awkward editing. or maybe they did reshoot, but couldn’t get some of the actors to come back for it.
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