Go ahead, pick your favorite young, villain-vanquishing fantasy heroine.
Let's first look at its North American accomplishments. Elphaba, the green girl from "Wicked"?
In 1962, Madeleine L'Engle was told that her complex children's book, "A Wrinkle in Time" would be a huge flop.More news: Win some real golden bananas with new Sea of Thieves treasure hunt
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has made a diverse array of movies, from low-budget documentaries to the Hollywood fantasy.
Let's talk about the castingPhoto Mindy Kaling in "A Wrinkle in Time". It's visually gorgeous at times but then boring to behold at others, emotionally poignant at times but stunningly cloying at others. After a long night of deliberation, he mysteriously disappears leaving Meg and Charles without a father, and a confused and broken-hearted Mrs. Murry (Gugu Mbatha-Raw). For example, she removed Meg and Charles Wallace's twin brothers, Sandy and Dennys, from the plot to make the Murry family a smaller, more intimate unit.
The cast of unusual characters travel the expansive, handsome universe, flying across spectacular alien worlds and meeting all sorts of odd and unique beings - all while trying to find Meg's missing father and avoiding the dangers of the mysterious darkness looming at the edge of the universe. However, children and teens can still relate to the personal battles the characters face. She is Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) and she seems to have some idea of how to find their father. Who, and Mrs. Which, who aid Meg in her journey. Which (Winfrey). Witherspoon is the most engaging of the bunch - ditzy and charming and, at 2,379,152,497 years of age, the youngest of the group. But the script (by Frozen's Jennifer Lee and Bridge to Terabithia's Jeff Stockwell) folds under the weight of its notoriously unfilmable source material, dulling the clarity of its vision, and reducing the film to a handful of discombobulated moments. There is a lot of talent on the screen (also including comedian Zach Galifianakis as the Happy Medium and Michael Peña as the mysterious Red).More news: Video shows UFO sighting by Navy fighter pilots
"Black Panther" will probably gross 736 million yuan ($116 million) in China, ticketing data app Maoyan forecast as of Monday, an estimate that's likely to be adjusted as more results come in. Which (Oprah Winfrey) who tell the three children that they can help them find Meg's father.
"And I respect that and I understand those feelings of things you want to say in the world that need to be said that are out there", she added. The book sets Kate up to be an unattainable idol that Meg will never grow up to emulate, while in the film you get the sense that she can and will grow up to be like her parents.
The ultimate themes, though, remain the same: Love can cut through anything, including time and space. And our individuality - including our faults - is what makes us strong.More news: 'Worried' Montella expecting Manchester United to attack Sevilla
Despite the mixed-to-negative reviews and the subpar box-office performance, "A Wrinkle in Time" does stumble into some history making. Two stars out of four.