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Baloo
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re: Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’
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This has nothing to do with right or left, but about taking creative license to shape a message that was not necessarily the intention of the original story.


If you are upset that a film version of Wrinkle in Time espouses liberal politics, then you clearly have never read the book nor are familiar with its author.


The_Joker
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re: Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’
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I don’t want to see a fantasy movie with very famous people cast in major roles


Like Lord of the Rings?


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re: Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’
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DuVernay, who directed the civil rights film "Selma," told the New York Times she selected Australian actor Levi Miller to play Meg’s friend “because that was so powerful, to show a white boy following a black girl” throughout the movie.


For a group of people who claim to want a post-racial America, they seem to focus an awful lot on race, don't they?

And there's this gem:

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The review by Yolanda Machado features the quote, “Because of this film, my daughter will never question that she can be strong.”


If my daughter can only derive strength from a movie, then I've failed as a parent. These people are all psychos.
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molsusports
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re: Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’
This sucks

The book is great

ETA - I read it over three decades ago and loved it. It will be interesting to go back and read it again. I may have missed major themes when I read it in elementary school.
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BluegrassBelle
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re: Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’
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If you are upset that a film version of Wrinkle in Time espouses liberal politics, then you clearly have never read the book nor are familiar with its author.


Thank you. It was pretty damn progressive reading it when I was a kid (I’m in my 30s FWIW). Female sci-fy writers in the 60s weren’t exactly common and there were a ton of criticisms when it was released that her Christian themes in the books were “too liberal” for the church at the time. It’s literally on the ALA’s 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books List because it challenges typically religious beliefs and combines themes like philosophy and science with religion.

If you’re complaining about an adaptation being too PC, you probably need to readjust your meter. Now if it sucks because of acting or shitty adaptation that’s legitimate.
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SquatchDawg
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re: Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’
“I don’t care what anybody thinks about it,” she told the Times.

What a great business model. I’m sure their shareholders are thrilled.


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SquatchDawg
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re: Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’
“because that was so powerful, to show a white boy following a black girl” throughout the movie“

...is very different from..

“challenges typically religious beliefs and combines themes like philosophy and science with religion.”




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CGSC Lobotomy
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re: Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’
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If I can get an 8yr old to take a critical look at something like this, why can’t the rest of America take it upon themselves to do the same.


Probably because the rest of America is very selective about what they spend $20-$50 on when/if they go to the movies and/or they would rather wait to spend $5.99 to see it On-Demand.


auburn32
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re: Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’
In the trailer Mindy seems like she is about to crack up laughing while delivering her serious lines


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kingbob
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re: Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’
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Okay, are there still any last defenders of TLJ?


I still don't think it's as bad as Fox Moulder does, but I can't even defend it anymore.


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P-Dawg
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re: Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’
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Oprah is frickin insufferable. Her being in a film is a guarantee I won’t see it.


I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you're probably not the movie's target demographic. On top of that, for every guy that says this, there's probably a middle-aged or older woman that will go just because of Oprah.


JustinBRLA
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re: Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’
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What makes it Ultra-PC? Have they changed the book that much?


It's considered Ultra-PC because they cast different ethnicities instead of having everyone be white.


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re: Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’
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going to go out on a limb here and say you're probably not the movie's target demographic.


I read that book 2-3 times we had to win one “Newberry (or Dewberry?) Award Winning book” per year in elementary school. I was excited as hell when I saw the preview... until I saw Oprah. It’s going to lean too heavily on thePC and empowerment and not on the Orwellian type stuff I thought was cool.

I’ll just read the book again so I will remember what to mock when it is released on HBO or free on Netflix.


saintsfan22
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re: Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’
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Probably because the rest of America is very selective about what they spend $20-$50 on when/if they go to the movies and/or they would rather wait to spend $5.99 to see it On-Demand.



The Emoji Movie made 86 million in the US.


P-Dawg
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re: Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’
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I read that book 2-3 times we had to win one “Newberry (or Dewberry?) Award Winning book” per year in elementary school. I was excited as hell when I saw the preview


Oof. I'm sorry they're killing your childhood.


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JumpingTheShark
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re: Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’
The target demographic should be people who liked the book, which I did. Also something about Oprah being in it really shatters my suspension of disbelief. She’s just not an actress and I’m really aware I’m looking at Oprah and not a character.
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touchdownjeebus
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re: Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’
Ive read the book, just read it actually, after my daughter read it. I’m not upset about a movie I’ve never seen, but from what I glean one of the most important plot devices, Aunt Beast, is not in the movie. How in the hell can you not include the character central to the message of the book?

EDIT: there are several “messages” in the book, but the one I referenced being the primary theme carried and delivered by Meg.
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CGSC Lobotomy
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re: Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’
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The Emoji Movie made 86 million in the US


$86 Million over a period of 6 weeks.

$86 Million divided by an average of $10.85 per ticket rounds out to a grand total of...

Just over 7.9 million tickets purchased over a span of 6 weeks. That means less than 3% of the U.S. population cared enough to see it in theaters, even if none of those were multiple viewings.

Contrast that to Black Panther, which has earned over $516 million domestic since February 16th (3 weeks).

That's an average of $172 million per week, or almost 16 million actual ticket sales each week.


DownSouthJukin
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re: Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’
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I'm not saying you're right or wrong, but an apartment in a big city isn't the same as one in bayou lapoot.


But it's still an apartment.


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re: Oprah's ultra-PC ‘Wrinkle in Time’ stung with bad reviews as ‘cringeworthy’
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“I don’t care what anybody thinks about it,” she told the Times. “I know it’s $100 million for the studio. They’ll be fine.”


I have a feeling this comment is going to come back to bite her.


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