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Let's Wrinkle!

by Jacob Clifton May 19, 2004
A Wrinkle in Time

IT Guy tosses her some chalk, and she's back in Mr. Porter's class from the beginning of the movie. IT Guy is yelling at her in this classroom about how lame her classes are and how her potential is being screwed over. IT Guy points out how hard it's been having such a freak for a brother -- just like at the beginning. CW's like, "Sorry, [Kitty]." It's CW that makes it "impossible for [her] to hide what [she] desperately wants to hide: that [she's] a freak too." She finally has a place where she belongs, where she doesn't have to find out who she is, where everyone is alike.

"Like and equal are not the same thing," she says. Let's ruminate on that for awhile. Is it deep or stupid? Either way, get used to hearing it.

Plus! It's not even true -- everyone on Camazotz is equal except for IT, which is an Echthros and not a person at all, so IT doesn't count. On Camazotz, "like" and "equal" are exactly the same thing. But whatever gets you out of this, Katya.

So she acts like it's totally profound and she repeats it, profoundly. Then she tells him that her self-hatred issues are the lot of all fifteen-year-old girls and have nothing to do with CW, regardless of what IT Guy says. She pushes through the schoolroom door and ends up back in CGI CCI. IT Guy walks toward her with...an evil volleyball, glowing with the power of conformism and darkness and mean brains and snake pillars and alikeness and un-subversion and...thinking inside the box and...I don't know. Communism. I'm just going to call it Communism, because we can all see what they're getting at here but it's too hard to explain and they're just doing it so poorly. The volleyball glows with the power of 7th Heaven.

IT Guy looks kind of like Chris Noth. Kitty tries to convince CW that she doesn't hate him as the evil volleyball zaps the floor near her. "Even as you are now," she says realistically, she still loves and will always love him. IT Guy balks as she continues on this love trip. The camera effects go crazy. The shallow wading pool crashes about. IT Guy's hair goes all wrong. Under the floor of the pool is some giant brain action.

Kitty gets floated back up into the air again.

CW's eyes go back to normal after Kitty tells him she loves him for the forty-seven-hundredth time. Willow's hair turns red again.

That dome totally smashes into a million pieces, just like you knew it would. I kind of thought there would be a reason, though.

The glowing red eyes of the snake near the front door go dead. Kitty tries to convince the basketball kid that he's free now, and they all come running into the Bingo area, where there's glass everywhere. Crouching oddly and holding a basketball, Kitty gives a weird speech about "Don't you see? You can't give up! You can't give in! Like and equal are not the same thing! Whatever the hell that means! You have to find your own beat!" Giggling with her own cleverness, she tosses the ball to the basketball star kid, who thumps some people with it, awakening them to freedom and their own beat. I am not making this up. He fully throws it to this Matrix-y looking CIA guy who catches it, looking confused, then breaks out in sunbeam smiles as he realizes he is free -- to play ball! He starts bouncing that ball around all over the place. The other people gasp. I am embarrassed for everyone involved, but mostly myself.

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Let's Wrinkle!

by Jacob Clifton May 19, 2004
A Wrinkle in Time Meg! Your emotions are going into the food! They're drugging you with your own dream! Everybody starts bugging her about how CW needs her. She banishes the vision of Calvin. CW gets normal for a second, and she grabs him and tesseracts back home. The twins run up and hug them and Dr. Mrs. Murry hugs them, dressed like a Stepford wife. CW tells Dr. Mrs. that Dr. Mr. is coming home, and she's all, "Congratulations on finding your Dad" and how wonderful everything is. CW asks for pineapple ice cream. CW tells the twins about their adventures. Dr. Mrs. acts all creepy, and Kitty figures out that this is all wrong and even though she wants it to be true, it isn't. Her hand goes through Dr. Mrs.'s hand. The twins start yelling at her. They're dressed the same, which they haven't been in any other scene, which means a lot of this stuff is just to creep you out in this scene. She jumps through the kitchen door and she's back in the IT room, where he and IT Guy are cuddling and gloating at her. "That was cruel, Charles Wallace." "Really? Well, I guess I'm cruel then." I like that line. IT Guy tosses her some chalk, and she's back in Mr. Porter's class from the beginning of the movie. IT Guy is yelling at her in this classroom about how lame her classes are and how her potential is being screwed over. IT Guy points out how hard it's been having such a freak for a brother -- just like at the beginning. CW's like, "Sorry, [Kitty]." It's CW that makes it "impossible for [her] to hide what [she] desperately wants to hide: that [she's] a freak too." She finally has a place where she belongs, where she doesn't have to find out who she is, where everyone is alike. "Like and equal are not the same thing," she says. Let's ruminate on that for awhile. Is it deep or stupid? Either way, get used to hearing it. Plus! It's not even true -- everyone on Camazotz is equal except for IT, which is an Echthros and not a person at all, so IT doesn't count. On Camazotz, "like" and "equal" are exactly the same thing. But whatever gets you out of this, Katya. So she acts like it's totally profound and she repeats it, profoundly. Then she tells him that her self-hatred issues are the lot of all fifteen-year-old girls and have nothing to do with CW, regardless of what IT Guy says. She pushes through the schoolroom door and ends up back in CGI CCI. IT Guy walks toward her with...an evil volleyball, glowing with the power of conformism and darkness and mean brains and snake pillars and alikeness and un-subversion and...thinking inside the box and...I don't know. Communism. I'm just going to call it Communism, because we can all see what they're getting at here but it's too hard to explain and they're just doing it so poorly. The volleyball glows with the power of 7th Heaven.

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