A Wrinkle in Time
Having just read the book and been underwhelmed (the book isn’t written for a 38 year old man, so I don’t hold anything against it), I had super low expectations for the movie.
And those expectations weren’t met, not even close, not even slightly. The movie is utter garbage from start to finish.
Actually not from the very start, because in the opening scene, the father shows his daughter a physics demonstration, the look of wonder on her face was quite delightful. Unfortunately nothing in the rest of the movie elicits the same sense of wonder in me, the viewer, nor in the eyes of the actors on screen.
For a story that is about time and space, the pacing was way off, and there is no sense of location or geography. Basic things like establishing shots are left out, so there’s no way to know where people are or what they are looking at or where they are going.
Juliane once said “don’t they know what editing is?” and I laughed because I had been thinking the same thing.
We started fastforwarding and skipping to the end of chapters on the DVD. Like as soon as Zach Galifianakis turned up? Skip!
Incompetent filmmaking with an already difficult story is not a good combination.