MONDO EXTRAS

Let's Wrinkle!

by Jacob Clifton May 19, 2004
A Wrinkle in Time

Kitty goes on to offer that Max and the boys were making fun of CW. Lest we forget the freakiest thing about him, Mrs. Dr. mentions that he "will talk outside the family when he's ready." It's very subtle as she shifts her eyes to CW and says in the same tone, "It's hard for [Kitty], too." "I know," says CW. This part is awesome because you get the close-knit feeling between the three of them. Kitty complains that she is "no good at hiding" the things she feels. Dr. Mrs. responds, "That's good and bad, right?" Well, no. You should have at least the option of controlling yourself by high school. Kitty manages to turn this conversation about her faults into a discussion of her father's disappearance. I've watched this part several times and I can't for the life of me figure out how she does it. I'll present the evidence, and you can try to pinpoint where the topic changes:

First, Dr. Mrs. says that she and Kitty are a lot alike. Then Kitty totally scoffs and says, "You're, like, perfect. You're brilliant and smart [brilliant and smart? There's a trick.] and beautiful. I mean, why can't you find Daddy if he's not..." Dr. Mrs. is like, "Look, if I had any idea." "So why doesn't he contact us?" CW points out the possibility that he's being prevented from doing so, and floats the idea that he should introduce the both of them to Mrs. Whatsit. "Who?" "No, that's the other one ..." and the whole rest of that whimsical bag of bullshit. There are three witches, okay, called Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which. Let your imagination run wild with how much Abbott and Costello fun-fun-fun could be had here. Then divide it by one hundred thousand.

"Is this the person that's been talking to you in your head?" "It is." "An imaginary friend?" "Oh, no. She's just as real as you and me. Maybe even realer." Whatever the good goddamn that means.

Then the storm goes crazy, the dog starts barking, CW gets freaky and thinks Mrs. Whatsit might have come for him ("Who?" "What?"), and Dr. Mrs. realizes that this is not Fort's worried bark. This is the bark that he barks only when your physicist husband, who discovered tesseracts way before humanity was prepared for them and thus rendered himself vulnerable to powers of darkness and then got himself imprisoned on some other planet or some other dimension or something, returns home unexpectedly.

Or is it the bark Fortinbras barks when angelic shape-shifting creatures from space come by to steal your sandwiches and your children? They're very much alike. It can get confusing. The score gets really goddamned wacky here, by the way.

Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30Next

Comments

Let's Wrinkle!

by Jacob Clifton May 19, 2004
A Wrinkle in Time Kitty goes on to offer that Max and the boys were making fun of CW. Lest we forget the freakiest thing about him, Mrs. Dr. mentions that he "will talk outside the family when he's ready." It's very subtle as she shifts her eyes to CW and says in the same tone, "It's hard for [Kitty], too." "I know," says CW. This part is awesome because you get the close-knit feeling between the three of them. Kitty complains that she is "no good at hiding" the things she feels. Dr. Mrs. responds, "That's good and bad, right?" Well, no. You should have at least the option of controlling yourself by high school. Kitty manages to turn this conversation about her faults into a discussion of her father's disappearance. I've watched this part several times and I can't for the life of me figure out how she does it. I'll present the evidence, and you can try to pinpoint where the topic changes: First, Dr. Mrs. says that she and Kitty are a lot alike. Then Kitty totally scoffs and says, "You're, like, perfect. You're brilliant and smart [brilliant and smart? There's a trick.] and beautiful. I mean, why can't you find Daddy if he's not..." Dr. Mrs. is like, "Look, if I had any idea." "So why doesn't he contact us?" CW points out the possibility that he's being prevented from doing so, and floats the idea that he should introduce the both of them to Mrs. Whatsit. "Who?" "No, that's the other one ..." and the whole rest of that whimsical bag of bullshit. There are three witches, okay, called Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which. Let your imagination run wild with how much Abbott and Costello fun-fun-fun could be had here. Then divide it by one hundred thousand. "Is this the person that's been talking to you in your head?" "It is." "An imaginary friend?" "Oh, no. She's just as real as you and me. Maybe even realer." Whatever the good goddamn that means. Then the storm goes crazy, the dog starts barking, CW gets freaky and thinks Mrs. Whatsit might have come for him ("Who?" "What?"), and Dr. Mrs. realizes that this is not Fort's worried bark. This is the bark that he barks only when your physicist husband, who discovered tesseracts way before humanity was prepared for them and thus rendered himself vulnerable to powers of darkness and then got himself imprisoned on some other planet or some other dimension or something, returns home unexpectedly. Or is it the bark Fortinbras barks when angelic shape-shifting creatures from space come by to steal your sandwiches and your children? They're very much alike. It can get confusing. The score gets really goddamned wacky here, by the way.

Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31Next

Comments

SHARE THE SNARK

X

Get the most of your experience.
Share the Snark!

See content relevant to you based on what your friends are reading and watching.

Share your activity with your friends to Facebook's News Feed, Timeline and Ticker.

Stay in Control: Delete any item from your activity that you choose not to share.

The Latest Activity On TwOP

SHARE THE SNARK

X

Get the most of your experience.
Share the Snark!

See content relevant to you based on what your friends are reading and watching.

Share your activity with your friends to Facebook's News Feed, Timeline and Ticker.

Stay in Control: Delete any item from your activity that you choose not to share.

The Latest Activity On TwOP