In the past few weeks every new release has been overshadowed by Black Panther, but we’ve got four flicks hitting theaters this week with a little something for everyone. A timeless classic gets it’s big screen treatment, a pharma exec is kidnapped in Mexico, a family makes a bad travel mistake, and thieves plot a robbery in the middle of a Category 5. Let’s get ready for A Wrinkle in Time, Gringo, The Strangers: Prey at Night and The Hurricane Heist.
Just remember, I’m not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they’ll end up on the Tomatometer. Let’s take a look at This Rotten Week has to offer.
Growing up can be tough. Sometimes you’re asked to get through 12 years of school with moderate-to-good grades while navigating the social landscape and all its pitfalls. Other times you’re asked to go on an inter-dimensional quest to stop otherworldly evil, save the universe, and bring your dad home in the process. Being a kid can really suck sometimes – but it can make for some cool looking blockbuster entertainment, as seen in Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time.
The much-anticipated, big screen adaptation of the famous Madeleine L’Engle novel, A Wrinkle in Time follows Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin as they set off to find Meg’s father who’s been lost in time and space. Director Ava DuVernay is best known for Selma (98%), but also helmed the acclaimed documentary 13th (96%). This is a step away from those other works in terms of budget, and the visuals look fantastic. The source story, a little confusing at times, is the only thing I can see holding this one back.