Do you think 'A Wrinkle in Time' will fall flat?
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Do you think 'A Wrinkle in Time' will fall flat?

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Early reviews of "A Wrinkle in Time" are in, and the reactions are mixed at best. Many moviegoers had high hopes for the film, especially following the success of "Black Panther," but skeptics are now worried if the film, with its diverse cast and a black female director, will even deliver commercially. Others argue the film was difficult to adapt, but Ava DuVernay did an amazing job bringing the mesmerizing novel to the silver screen. What do you think?

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56.6%
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43.4%

Variety's highlights the cultural significance of the film. Ricardo Lopez writes:

The film represents a milestone for DuVernay, who became the first woman of color to direct a live-action film with a budget bigger than $100 million. “A Wrinkle in Time” also features a multi-cultural cast, including Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, and newcomer Storm Reid in the lead role of Meg Murry. DuVernay noted that she set out to tell a story that could inspire a generation of children — girls in particular.
Meg Murry, DuVernay said, is “not a Jedi, she’s not a superhero — I love those movies, but this is just a regular girl in a plaid shirt and she saves the world.” “It’s a metaphor for what we all can do in our lives,” she added.

Plenty of moviegoers and critics alike still have high hopes for the Disney epic.

Those who have seen the "AWIT" call it diverse, visually-stunning and just flat out groundbreaking.

But SlashFilm's Hoai-Tran Bui writes that many critics thus far say the film is all over the place. She writes:

The social media embargo for Duvernay’s Disney film has lifted, and reactions are mixed at best and pessimistic at worst. Formal reviews don’t drop until March 7 — two days before the film’s release — but a few people who attended the premiere shared their opinions on the science-fiction movie.
A few critics who chimed in were not as kind to this film. Despite the social media embargo lifting about 7 hours ago (at time of publication), critics remained largely silent. But those who were not said the film was clunky and a poor adaptation of a virtually “unfilmable” book.

Though critics are acknowledging the film's efforts, it just falls short. 

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