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Black Panther box office hits $1b milestone, showing 'representation and inclusion matter'

Black Panther box office hits $1b milestone, showing 'representation and inclusion matter'

I don't even know where to start with this movie. Director Ava DuVernay has the pieces, but she somehow did not assemble them in the most effective way.

A Wrinkle in Time, a fantasy movie directed by Ava DuVernay and based on the novel by Madeleine L'Engle, grossed $33.4 million in its opening weekend. It looked wonderful, diverse, powerful, unique and trippy.

High box-office returns were expected, especially with this being the first film directed by a woman of colour boasting a budget of over US$100 million (RM390 million). And now, she's battling Black Panther, a movie which she originally turned down, with A Wrinkle in Time. Their time here is the most visually interesting of the film, especially the scene of scarily alike children bouncing the same balls at the same moment outside the same houses.

Let's talk about the tonePhoto Oprah Winfrey and Storm Reid in "A Wrinkle in Time". As the heroine, Meg Murry, she is in almost every frame, navigating mean girls at school, the loss of her father and even interdimensional travel. Despite being a child prodigy, her life is stunted when her physicist father (Chris Pine), disappeared four years earlier, and she faces intense bullying at school at the hands of Veronica Kiley (Rowan Blanchard). Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) is a playful but impatient extraterrestrial that brightens the screen with her bubbly personality. Transferring them across dimensions, Meg, Charles Wallace and Calvin explore different worlds and universes and expand their minds in order to find Meg's father at the edge of the universe.

She said people keep telling her how much she's going to change with her new raised profile. People can forget how important it is for tweens and teens to see that the attributes they hate most about themselves can actually be the attributes that attract people the most. True equality comes when films from all people can be wonderful, good, and bad, and luckily, "A Wrinkle in Time" falls in the middle somewhere.




The trailers for "A Wrinkle in Time" didn't help make the story more clear. The movie has great visuals and stunts but never gives you the reason for them.

Wrinkle in Time has much love in its heart, in execution, the film's beat-to-beat narrative is a bit of a mess, particularly in the third act which is oddly devoid of suspense and finds its resolution all too quickly. Pine is wonderful as the reckless but inspirational dad Dr. Murry, and McCabe is a breakout star, stealing the film from his co-stars as the odd little brother. Does it matter?Photo Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Meg's scientist mother in "A Wrinkle in Time".

How successful were you at suspending your disbelief while watching the movie? This all allows the viewer to get attached to her on a more emotional level than the book does.

Winfrey's Mrs. Who is the grande dame, imposing with dramatic white hair, sparkling lips and eyes in various hues, and gems across her forehead, exhorting Meg to be a warrior in tones that recall the late poet Maya Angelou; Winfrey has said she was channeling both Angelou and the good witch Glinda.


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