An inarguably gorgeous but frustratingly over-directed hot mess of a blockbuster, "A Wrinkle in Time" struggles to find a sense of balance between its visuals and screenplay. It's hard not to compare it to the recently released "Annihilation," a film that took time to develop a world through ideas as opposed to clumsy pathos. Ava DeVurnay seems to think that sincerity needs to be overwrought; quite the contrary.
The worst shot composition/cinematography that I have seen in the mainstream in years: ugly, not fluid, and highly disorienting. When it actually gets the 180-degree rule correct the characters walk/run around somewhere else in relation to the others and the bearings are FUBAR again. I am also all for closeups to capture emotion, but it does it when it shouldn’t too, and just hides shot creativity. Irritating.
I wanted it to give it half a star, more like a tip of one side of the 1 star (so... more like 1/5 of a star?? not too good at math sorry) Anyways... save your money, save your time, save your calories don't even get the popcorn. Skip this unless you are under 18 and need an excuse to tell your parents you are going somewhere but in reality you just need to buy time to make out with your boyfriend. Thank you.
When I heard that Ava Duvernay was making an adaptation of one of my favorite books, I was excited; finally, a great filmmaker can do justice to the story after the TV-movie fiasco. Unfortunately, the studios must have tampered with the adaptation as it isn't a movie directed by a talented director; instead, it is more of a nauseous CGI-induced trainwreck being conducted by unusually drunk circus animals.
Not one star in the way this shouldn't exist - a variation of this should obviously exist. Just a perfect encapsulation of how valuable independent voices who cut their teeth on character dramas are not inherently equipped to handle huge amounts of money and cgi. There is a voice here to be sure, just one drowned in a kind of visual and tonal incompetence that makes this hard to forgive. I hate being this person.
Visivamente spettacolare, ma con una narrazione frettolosa e frammentaria. La Disney stavolta ha fatto troppo affidamento alla computer grafica, a discapito di tutto il resto. Abbiamo il cliché del bullo, del ragazzino popolare, lo scienziato incompreso, personaggi belli da vedere, ma senza spessore. Le tre signore sono belle, ma è tutto troppo infantile, solitamente la Disney colpisce egualmente grandi e piccoli.
DuVernay delivers a classic kids movie, in that children will find in the film a sensitive, visually engrossing adventure to feel affirmed by, and every adult will be a sobbing mess. Has some real cinematography issues, is too reliant on CU. But the script is doing a lot of quiet, somewhat tremendous things, perfectly suited for its intended audience (kids), something certain critics would have done well to remember.
Beautiful visuals... The cast is pretty great, especially given that it's a mainstream Disney release.
The script is a little clunky/repetitive and sometimes trope-y... the bully girl is kind of presented as a relentlessly cruel person with no motivation, Calvin is basically sent home to a cruel father, and the father (idk Chris Pine) is basically forgiven for abandoning his kids TWICE.
Maybe not for me.