Black Panther is a massive box office hit

Black Panther is a massive box office hit

It received a 42% score on Rotten Tomatoes, which weighs the percentage of film critics who gave the movie a positive review.

That being said, there are certain situations in which you can't avoid it, situations in which that word fits perfectly. DuVernay is only the fourth female director to receive that kind of budget for a project, and in tackling the beloved "A Wrinkle in Time", she has taken an enormous swing. Even though I grew up during the '90s, which had plenty of black programming, I still never really saw myself, a girl who was intensely unsure of herself, insecure, and self-degrading.

The trailers for "A Wrinkle in Time" didn't help make the story more clear. Meg struggles with her identity at a fragile age and mimics the average teen with her snappy attitude, which often comes off as rude. I think this film will finish around $60 million domestically. After a while, I became numb to them.

The Disney film is based on the 1962 novel, "A Wrinkle in Time" written by Madeleine L'Engle. Originally a woman with a crystal ball, the character in the film is played by an unremarkable Zach Galifianakis. In the film, there's a black cloud that seems to be alive and spreading, but it's not named. "A Wrinkle in Time" fails to present anything tangible, and the end result leaves the audience scratching their heads. Toby Kebbell and Maggie Grace star in the film about thieves attempting to loot a U.S. Treasury facility as a big storm bears down. When the trio isn't narrating, the father (Chris Pine) is explaining the science behind tessering in a PowerPoint presentation to a group of scientists. The few times he does show up serve as moments of sweet bliss before everything goes downhill once again.

Accompanying them on this perilous quest, at various stages, is a triumvirate of very entertaining older women, er, celestial beings - Mrs. Whatsit (Witherspoon), Mrs. Worst of all, it just is not that fun to watch. She doesn't say a whole lot, and when she does speak, all she does is cheesily quote historical figures.

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. Right? Well, sort of. She spends the whole movie standing there and quietly smiling at other characters.

Unfold your love (or hate) for all things "A Wrinkle in Time" in the comments.

The film's visual wonders are impressive, despite the intensive use of CGI. As they travel across the universe, they constantly visit new and intriguing places. Similarly, they aren't bad, though their whimsically odd outfits are more than enough to distract viewers from freaky terminology like "tesseract" (the warping ability they introduce that isn't explained) or the wondrous aspects of the worlds around them. With the influx of darker, bleaker blockbuster films doing their best to be as dark and dreary as possible, "A Wrinkle in Time", even with its gaudiness, is a joy to look at. But if you have, beware that some elements - including a pretty major plot twist involving Meg's road to heroism - are either compressed beyond recognition (as in a tesseract, perhaps) or deleted altogether.

"A Wrinkle in Time" went with the first direction.

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