Stop everything you are doing and check out this trippy, mystifying and whimsical trailer of ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ that Disney just dropped. We give Disney a 10 on 10 for its amazing cinematography and great use of VFX.
But, before we start discussing the trailer, let’s talk about a certain Bollywood movie that released over a decade ago and gave India its own ‘superhero’. He was a superhero who could dance, sing, jump ovet mountains and buildings like it’s no one’s business and romance ‘Quantico’ girl Priyanka Chopra.
Yes, we are talking about our man in black with a broken mask and cape, Krrish.
Do you know whose fault is it?
For those who saw the movie, you will remember that at least up until the interval, Krrish believed that his scientist father was dead and it was only when he follows Priyanka to Singapore that he realizes his father is actually alive. This movie treads on a similar path as well.
A young girl sets out to find her astrophysicist father, after she finds out that he was alive all this while and held captive on a distant planet under the grip of a universe-spanning evil. In fact, the trailer also has traces of ‘Koi…Mil Gaya’ with scenes where the kid tries to show off the ubercool skills she learnt from her father and the fancy devices he created to travel to the stars.
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We are still blaming you!
The trailer started on a really good note and had us hooked within the first few seconds with the kids discussing parallel dimensions and a bit of sci-fi action taking place in the backdrop. The story begins with a girl named Meg Murry who along with her younger brother, Charles Wallace, and friend Calvin O’Keefe, set off to find her missing father. Halfway into their journey, they are joined by Mrs. Which, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Whatsit (Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon) who help her become a powerful warrior. Can someone please tell us where is Mr. What’s Going On Here?
Amidst the discussions and debates on finding her missing father and unraveling the secrets of universe, the best solution the makers could come up with was to throw the girl inside a fantasy world with witches and mystical creatures guiding her to become a warrior. Was cosmology too intelligent for the directors or did they simply choose toddlers to work on the remaining script? But, if you like science-fiction and fantasy, then this one might interest you.
After a minute or so, the trailer becomes weird with Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Zack Galifianakis donning some hideous costumes, trying to train her to fight the evil forces of the universe. At one point, you might get confused and think that you accidently switched to ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Avatar’.
What was the purpose of this creature? Let’s ask Chris Pine and Storm Reid once they are back.
Honestly, when the trailer started, we were vouching for this film to be among the best movies of 2018, but just a few seconds in and when we’re already overloaded with a power-packed star-cast, the makers decided to get rid of logic because that’s the easiest trick in the boom.
But, we guess that’s how this movie is meant to be as it is an adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s bestselling novel. So, if you believe in a fanciful parallel world with mystical creatures fighting evil forces, then you will definitely love this. The film is also helmed by Ava DuVernay. The movie is slated to release on March 9, 2018 and given the hype around it, we can’t really wait to see how events unfold.