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A Wrinkle In Time – Movie Review

Still riding the wave of their box-office phenomenon Black Panther, Disney hits it out of the park yet again with another beautiful, heartfelt and powerful story with A Wrinkle in Time. Based on Madeline L’Engle’s classic young adult novel published in 1962 director Ava DuVernay (Selma), was determined to include a diverse cast and crew that resembled the real world. While the racial diversity did feel somewhat forced at first, it was soon forgotten as the relationships became more real, and everything kind of fell into place, just as DuVernay hoped it would.

The story begins when blonde haired, blue eyed Mr. Murray (Chris Pine, Wonder Woman, Star Trek) accidentally discovers a new form of space travel and disappears trough a Tesseract. His multi-racial, curly haired daughter Meg (Storm Reid, 12 Years A Slave) is heartbroken as she’s forced to endure bullying, self-doubt, an aloof principal (Andre Holland), and all the normal teenage heightened emotions and troubles that audiences expect from a young woman whose father seemingly abandoned her when she was a little girl. Still, Meg doesn’t want to believe her dad is really gone, even while the world wants her to think that he did indeed leave her and the family, with no plans on returning.

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Black Panther – Movie Review

This is Wakanda, an African nation invisible to the naked eye, protected by the power culled from an indigenous stone called Vibranium. This stone not only has the ability to heal wounds in record time, but also forms the basis of all weapons, clothing and the very existence of Wakanda and its citizens. The 18th entry in Marvel’s ever-expanding cinematic universe (MCU), Black Panther is the first feature-length adaptation of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s superhero we first glimpsed in Captain America: Civil War.

After his father is killed in a terrorist attack, Prince T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) must return home to Wakanda to take his rightful place as King. No sooner does he arrive that he finds himself in the middle of multiple conflicts when old and new enemies challenge him for the crown and threaten to take Wakanda into a catastrophic world war.

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