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Let's Wrinkle!

by admin May 19, 2004
A Wrinkle in Time

They all link hands, and I start groaning because I know it's going to get all blurry and stupid and unending. It does. The music slips you fifteen bucks to pretend it's all very overwhelming and magical. Mrs. Which turns into another glowing fish. There are flaming tracers on their hands and they stare off in weird directions. Something incomprehensible happens, and weird noises. The singing goes on and on and there's a glowing fish lady and a wave of light. It will never stop. Lots of voice-over yelling and "Hang on!" and "Ow! Ah!" and all that crap again. Then some weird effect in a desert where there's a depth charge but actually it's them landing on a planet. They're in the sand and something is coming toward them.

I hear someone say, "Arrakis. Desert Planet. Dune." A giant something is coming towards them across the sand. They run up a hill and see some normal, average houses, which freak Calvin out in a way the sandworm did not.

Then a bunch of utter bullshit happens kind of quickly. We see the city spreading out from a central tower which is very Lord of the Rings, there are some Babylon 5-quality computer graphics meant to suggest that Camazotz is some huge unending suburb with sandworms on the periphery, there is a giant red eyeball -- why? -- the score has a fucking conniption, there are more sandworms, the kids fall down dunes and run up dunes, and there's lightning (the up-and-down kind this time). They stare around. Commercial.

Okay, this next part is visually kind of cool because the houses are of course all alike, but the sky is this weird brownish-grey which adds a freaky feel to the proceedings. I always pictured Camazotz as sunny all the time, like that recent episode of Angel where they ripped off Camazotz, but this is more effective, I guess, given what's gone before. Girls in pink velour track suits are jumping rope up and down the unending street. Boys in blue velour track suits are bouncing balls in the driveway. Wouldn't it be pretty creepy if they were all doing these things in sync?

We'll never know.

They ask one boy why he's playing even though it's dark outside, and are told that it is "the hour to play." Their questions creep the kid out. He keeps bouncing his ball and stares after them. Remember when CW was talking about how he heard this certain sound in his head that, like, called to him or something, and you couldn't discern it from the methed-up score? Apparently that's the sound of kids playing at the "hour to play." So now we know.

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Let's Wrinkle!

by admin May 19, 2004
A Wrinkle in Time They all link hands, and I start groaning because I know it's going to get all blurry and stupid and unending. It does. The music slips you fifteen bucks to pretend it's all very overwhelming and magical. Mrs. Which turns into another glowing fish. There are flaming tracers on their hands and they stare off in weird directions. Something incomprehensible happens, and weird noises. The singing goes on and on and there's a glowing fish lady and a wave of light. It will never stop. Lots of voice-over yelling and "Hang on!" and "Ow! Ah!" and all that crap again. Then some weird effect in a desert where there's a depth charge but actually it's them landing on a planet. They're in the sand and something is coming toward them. I hear someone say, "Arrakis. Desert Planet. Dune." A giant something is coming towards them across the sand. They run up a hill and see some normal, average houses, which freak Calvin out in a way the sandworm did not. Then a bunch of utter bullshit happens kind of quickly. We see the city spreading out from a central tower which is very Lord of the Rings, there are some Babylon 5-quality computer graphics meant to suggest that Camazotz is some huge unending suburb with sandworms on the periphery, there is a giant red eyeball -- why? -- the score has a fucking conniption, there are more sandworms, the kids fall down dunes and run up dunes, and there's lightning (the up-and-down kind this time). They stare around. Commercial. Okay, this next part is visually kind of cool because the houses are of course all alike, but the sky is this weird brownish-grey which adds a freaky feel to the proceedings. I always pictured Camazotz as sunny all the time, like that recent episode of Angel where they ripped off Camazotz, but this is more effective, I guess, given what's gone before. Girls in pink velour track suits are jumping rope up and down the unending street. Boys in blue velour track suits are bouncing balls in the driveway. Wouldn't it be pretty creepy if they were all doing these things in sync? We'll never know. They ask one boy why he's playing even though it's dark outside, and are told that it is "the hour to play." Their questions creep the kid out. He keeps bouncing his ball and stares after them. Remember when CW was talking about how he heard this certain sound in his head that, like, called to him or something, and you couldn't discern it from the methed-up score? Apparently that's the sound of kids playing at the "hour to play." So now we know.

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