First ‘Wrinkle in Time’ Trailer Brings Glitter and Darkness

Ava DuVernay is a stone cold badass. After making Selma, a hit movie showing the darker side and triumph of Martin Luther King Jr., Disney was desperately trying to sign her onto something. They offered her Marvel projects, but she was like “No, I’m good. I’m going to adapt one of the most beloved children’s books of all time, and feature Oprah drenched in glitter.” And Disney said yes!

The first trailer for A Wrinkle in Time, based on the classic 1963 Madeleine L’Engle novel is trippy as balls, but in a good way. Oprah gets to get her good fairy on, and she looks faaaaabulous. Her hair is towering, and she brings gravitas to silly fantasy lines about encroaching darkness and all while wearing more glitter than you’d find in Kesha’s swimming pool.

Chris Pine is in it too. His face looks 90% less punchable than usual. Maybe he’s just got all sorts of good will after Wonder Woman was such a hit.

The best part is that the movie doesn’t look dark, or muddy, or focus tested by a greedy and cowardly studio. It looks balls-out crazy. It’s got visual style, and flair and costumes for miles. And glitter. Oh so much glitter. Like I said, you’d be foolish to bet against Ava DuVernay, who seems to bend reality to her whims. It looks like this movie will give us a look into what’s inside her brilliantly twisted imagination.

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