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Let's Wrinkle!

by admin May 19, 2004
A Wrinkle in Time

We are welcomed somewhat ceremoniously to the Wonderful World of Disney. Tinkerbell flits around and you hear that song you've heard every day of your life. When you wish upon a ...

BOOM! This star goes supernova as a children's chorus and an orchestra get it going in a very methed-up Harry Potter kind of way. Some remnant of the star begins zooming all across the universe toward Earth, which has nothing to do with anything, although it must have made for an exciting storyboard.

Margaret "Meg" Murry (played by Katie Stuart, who plays Kitty Pryde in the X-Men movies) looks up at the sky and sees the Northern Lights. She flashes back to one of what must have been several hundred conversations with her dad (Mr. Dr. Murry, Chris Potter, best known in these parts for playing Mikey's Evil Dentist lover on Queer As Folk) about how she feels wrong and creepy in her skin and how she's stupid and has low self-esteem. So rare in teenage girls. She and her father argue about whether or not she's stupid and/or sucky. Mr. Dr. Murry has the hair of a retarded PFC, which fits every physicist I've ever known.

Flash back to the present as her Mom (Mrs. Dr. Murry, Sarah-Jane Redmond, a.k.a. Lana's Aunt Nell on Smallville) calls her inside. Kitty voices over that Dr. Mr. Murry just left them without saying goodbye, and calls the dog to come inside. Fortinbras is a pretty constant character in the books, and let me say that this dog is a perfect Fort.

The voice-over continues that Mrs. Dr. Murry was weirdly confident that Mr. Dr. Murry would one day come back, even after a year. In the living room, Dr. Mrs. is reading Scientific Phenomena magazine, which features an article on Tesseracts. Scientific Phenomena magazine, okay?

The twins, Sandy and Dennys -- whose name is pronounced, correctly, as "Dennis" in this voice-over -- are playing foosball. Kitty stares out the window at the same sky she was just staring at in the yard, and starts to murmur the Periodic Table, for which she is harshly judged (and rightly so) by the twins. They are pretty cool, very vulgar and earthy little guys, although I always thought of them as much older. They inform her that she is somehow both stupid and a nerd. There's the usual sibling escalation of insults, done passably well, and as the twins take off upstairs she calls them "human hairballs."

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Let's Wrinkle!

by admin May 19, 2004
A Wrinkle in Time We are welcomed somewhat ceremoniously to the Wonderful World of Disney. Tinkerbell flits around and you hear that song you've heard every day of your life. When you wish upon a ... BOOM! This star goes supernova as a children's chorus and an orchestra get it going in a very methed-up Harry Potter kind of way. Some remnant of the star begins zooming all across the universe toward Earth, which has nothing to do with anything, although it must have made for an exciting storyboard. Margaret "Meg" Murry (played by Katie Stuart, who plays Kitty Pryde in the X-Men movies) looks up at the sky and sees the Northern Lights. She flashes back to one of what must have been several hundred conversations with her dad (Mr. Dr. Murry, Chris Potter, best known in these parts for playing Mikey's Evil Dentist lover on Queer As Folk) about how she feels wrong and creepy in her skin and how she's stupid and has low self-esteem. So rare in teenage girls. She and her father argue about whether or not she's stupid and/or sucky. Mr. Dr. Murry has the hair of a retarded PFC, which fits every physicist I've ever known. Flash back to the present as her Mom (Mrs. Dr. Murry, Sarah-Jane Redmond, a.k.a. Lana's Aunt Nell on Smallville) calls her inside. Kitty voices over that Dr. Mr. Murry just left them without saying goodbye, and calls the dog to come inside. Fortinbras is a pretty constant character in the books, and let me say that this dog is a perfect Fort. The voice-over continues that Mrs. Dr. Murry was weirdly confident that Mr. Dr. Murry would one day come back, even after a year. In the living room, Dr. Mrs. is reading Scientific Phenomena magazine, which features an article on Tesseracts. Scientific Phenomena magazine, okay? The twins, Sandy and Dennys -- whose name is pronounced, correctly, as "Dennis" in this voice-over -- are playing foosball. Kitty stares out the window at the same sky she was just staring at in the yard, and starts to murmur the Periodic Table, for which she is harshly judged (and rightly so) by the twins. They are pretty cool, very vulgar and earthy little guys, although I always thought of them as much older. They inform her that she is somehow both stupid and a nerd. There's the usual sibling escalation of insults, done passably well, and as the twins take off upstairs she calls them "human hairballs."

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