Oprah’s ‘Wrinkle In Time’ Goes Down In A Blaze Of Fire

Jena Greene | Reporter

Oprah Winfrey’s politically correct vehicle known as “A Wrinkle In Time” is getting less than a glowing reception by critics and viewers alike.

The PG-rated fantasy adventure film follows teens on their time traveling adventures to a planet filled with evil and dangers. Oprah plays a larger-than-life queen from another world known as Mrs. Which.

But the movie goes far beyond fantasy and sci-fi. It was directed by Ava DuVernay, who also directed the civil-rights film “Selma.” DuVernay is a vocal Trump critic and says she made an explicit point to force discussions of race and politics into the movie.

She told The New York Times she chose to make two of the main characters a white boy and a black girl “because that was so powerful, to show a white boy following a black girl.”

So far, the movie’s sitting at 43% on Rotten Tomatoes and has been called things like an “embarrassing failure” and a “disappointing mess.” Even those who respect the message admit that the movie has a formulaic script and falls flat of other movies pitched to black moviegoers like “Black Panther.”

“A Wrinkle In Time” opens on Friday and is predicted to open somewhere around $50-80 million. That’s compared to “Black Panther’s” opening at $201 million in February.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle — $6.99 Kindle/$12.92 Hardcover/$4.64 Paperback

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