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Oprah Winfrey’s recent film, A Wrinkle In Time, managed to fail impressively during its opening weekend.
A potential reason, other than blue-collar Americans not wanting to watch a film featuring far-left radicals such as Oprah, Mindy Kaling, and Chris Pine? Well, Christianity as a theme was completely removed from the film, which was adapted from a book of the same name that heavily-featured religious themes.
Sorry, not sorry, Oprah.
From Conservative Tribune:
Hollywood has long thought that overtly Christian messages turn off moviegoers. However, the cataclysmic failure of one of the most heavily hyped movies of 2018 may prove just how misguided that bit of advice is.
The film was put into the hands of director Ava DuVernay, who made the competent historical drama “Selma” and the critically-feted social justice-centric documentary “13th,” which argued that the American prison system was equivalent to modern-day slavery. That may have been what some like to call a red flag, but for her political inclinations, DuVernay was certainly more than qualified as a director. What could have possibly gone wrong?
Plenty, as it turns out. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “A Wrinkle in Time” only earned $33.3 million in its first weekend, well behind “Black Panther’s” $41.1 million.
However, Kim Renfro of Insider had a different theory behind “Wrinkle’s” failure at the box office: the religious elements of the original source material were very conspicuously expunged in the film version.
“The film’s version of events strips away explicit mention of God or religion, instead trimming down the central conflict to one between ‘evil’ and ‘light,’” Renfro notes. While she admits the adaptation isn’t perfect, “the removal of L’Engle’s religious overtones leads to a key issue.
“By removing the religious themes, the movie version of ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ loses part of its narrative arc. This leads to a confusing storyline and muddled message.”
Uninformed far-left radicals are elated that billionaire Democrat Oprah Winfrey’s name is being floated as a possibility to run for president in 2020.
Why? Who knows. It makes little to no sense whatsoever.
The whole thing really started after Oprah’s speech at the Golden Globes where she received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement award.
Winfrey spoke about sexual harassment while defending the equally far-left mainstream media.
But she was called out for hypocrisy by Juanita Broaddrick, who has said for decades she was raped by former President Bill Clinton. She is perturbed that Oprah didn’t mention her when speaking of sexual abuse.
From The Daily Wire:
Triggered by remarks made by Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes in which she pontificated to women who have been sexually harassed or abused, “You get a voice. You get a voice. Everybody gets a voice,” Juanita Broaddrick, who was allegedly raped by former president Bill Clinton when he was governor of Arkansas, and is only now being believed by leftists who were doubtful before, fired back with a blistering pair of tweets.
Broaddrick was responding to this tweet, which noted Winfrey’s remarks:
Broaddrick shot back with these two tweets:
She’s not playing around!
But it looks like people aren’t buying either Oprah’s words or her movie.
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]