A Wrinkle in Time, the most beloved of all modern children’s novels finally makes it to the big screen thanks to Walt Disney Pictures.
When it comes to imagination and believing, Disney is the place to make dreams come true. This is exactly what they did with A Wrinkle in Time, an extraordinary adventure that instills family values. Walt Disney Pictures has outdone themselves with a visually stunning movie that will soon be one of their classics. Read on…
A Wrinkle in Time is a journey in believing in yourself and proving hope will overcome all darkness. In the tradition of Hollywood classics like the Wizard of Oz, A Wrinkle takes you on epic adventure 91 million light years away.
The movies which was filmed in the beautiful landscapes of New Zealand tells the story of Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace whose scientist father, Mr. Murry (Chris Pine) discovers how to dimensional travel. He and his scientist wife Mrs. Murry (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is left behind when he finds the right frequency and leaves his family behind. The concept in the film is called tesseract to travel.
Meg Murry (Storm Reid) and her little brother, Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe (Levi Miller) and guided by the three mysterious astral Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling). From there Meg, her brother and Calvin are transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil. Meg, the “ugly duckling” of the film and hero, is on the verge of adolescence. Meg is forced to learn self-esteem, Charles Wallace acceptance and Calvin, courage by traveling through time while searching for her father. The kids in the movie are each forced to look deep within themselves. Meg the biggest disbeliever learns to embrace her flaws and how to harness the strength to overcome evil.
Director Ava DuVernay (Selma, 13th), is the first woman of color to helm a $100 million budget Hollywood film is remarkable. Though, it is still shocking that it took the industry until 2018 to allow this barrier to be broken. We feel A Wrinkle in Time is a family fun film; the film seems to be an all-over-the-place journey.
The soon to be classic Disney feature film is a lot of fun for the family because it is all about believing in yourself, having hope and not to be jealous, or hateful of others. Take pride in who you are, take pride in you and to put family first. We all have hopes and dreams and A Wrinkle in Time tells us not to lose focus of that. Director Ava DuVernay, helps to tell a story to believe and anything is possible. Like Alice falling down the rabbit hole in Alice In Wonderland, A Wrinkle in Time is the perfect weekend movie for the family.
Reese Witherspoon is utterly enjoyable, but for us it was Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) who is the standout in the film. Deric and Reese are the protagonists of the film. They make the movie enjoyable and fun. Oprah is the wisdom and Mindy the philosophical and fun aspect. Overall, the movie is lots of fun, and visually stunning.