Disney’s upcoming fantasy adventure film based on the mid 20th century novel by Madeleine L’Engle is being accused of propagating Social Justice Warrior politics and third-wave feminism.
The extended trailer for the film came out recently and some potential moviegoers are already pushing back against the perceived messages of the film, notably that it’s SJW propaganda.
You can view the trailer below courtesy of Movieclips Trailers.
The first thing you might notice is that almost a third of the votes are downvotes.
The reason for the downvotes? Well, some of the most upvoted comments make it known exactly why some people are incensed at the film adaption of the classic book, calling it SJW/feminist propaganda.
Others simply didn’t like the idea that Oprah Winfrey was in the movie, others felt that the movie was a flop in the making like Tomorrowland, which starred George Clooney.
Further in some people began asking why the movie was being downvoted for being an SJW film and why there were so many comments from anti-SJWs criticizing the movie. Some users explained that the film is a mind-control device by Disney to inculcate people with the SJW agenda.
Others were simply not on board with the gender and race swap of the main character from the book.
The original trailer came out back on July 15th, 2017. On Disney’s official channel the like to dislike ratio is a lot smaller than on other channels, possibly due to their fanbase being more female-centric. As visible in the comment section, they’re more accommodating of certain sociopolitical themes being made front and center.
Outside of Disney’s channel, however, the comments are a lot less supportive of the company’s direction with the film after the new extended trailer launched.
While the comments about SJW propaganda are present in most of the trailer comment sections across multiple channels, some of the discussions on the Moviechat.org forum are a little more swayed in the opposite direction, actually praising the film for being “diverse” and embracing multiculturalism.
Of course, beyond the talk of SJWism and feminist propaganda, even more people across multiple channels have commented that they are convinced that the movie will bomb due to the bland looking acting, the over-reliance on CGI, the poor implementation of CGI, and the fact that it’s based on a book.
A Wrinkle In Time is due for release in theaters in March of 2018.