Go on any message board regarding “A Wrinkle in Time” – based on the 1962 children’s novel about young Meg Murry’s journey through the galaxy to rescue her missing father – and you easily find some troll bemoaning the diverse actors of the 2018 film adaptation. Apparently, casting Storm Reid, 14, as protagonist Meg, a character never racially defined in print, is pushing some social agenda. Apparently, placing a black teen in a lead role can only be the work of those libs.
For a sci-fi auteur, “2001: A Space Odyssey” is the goal: create a film so bold, so ambiguous, it remains iconic decades later. Often, however, the result is not a “Blade Runner” but something that evokes mixed reactions.
So what is a great film, according to gatekeepers of the Academy? Ideally, they define greatness based on an understanding of film history and the present moment, but the more likely approach is based on personal taste, that same mundane criteria that dictates all of our actions. We see this in those self-indulgent choices over the years.
@scottderrickson Yet pretentious bemoaning of superheroes continues. If only people could just opt out of watching such films — leaving whining in the back of their minds — like I usually do with most organized crime films and TV shows.
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Selecting a term
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