Disney Studios hoped Oprah Winfrey's fantasy movie 'A Wrinkle In Time' would capitalize from the whirlwind marketing success of 'Black Panther'. Unfortunately, the studio miscalculated the public's devotion to author Madeleine L’Engle's original book.
A Wrinkle In Time stars Oprah, Reese Witherspoon and Storm Reid as a mixed race girl who travels to the future to find her lost time-traveler NASA scientist dad (Chris Pine).
Critics ripped A Wrinkle In Time for replacing the original story's Christian themes with New Age political correctness.
“As it turns out, the New Age spirituality does not adequately replace L’Engle’s vision, and stories really do have more power when they are inspired by God,” wrote Pajamas Media journalist Tyler O’Neil.
O'Neill said the film adaptation failed miserably without the "Bible grounding of the deep themes" within the original book.
The film’s screenwriter, Jennifer Lee, laughably dismissed critics who blamed her for removing Christianity from the movie.
Lee told an interviewer that making the film Christian would be "exclusionary" in a film that wanted to celebrate “diversity” and “inclusion.”
A Wrinkle In Time was directed by Oprah's pal Ava DuVernay.