"A Wrinkle In Time" Review
Disney's latest adventure flick based off of the iconic novel, A Wrinkle In Time, is geared towards the hopeful child that lives inside of every one of us. A Wrinkle In Time tells the tale of a young girl and her brother who are set on a quest to find their missing father in space with the help of three celestial beings. Starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine and more, the film easily reeled me in with its star power and made me very excited to watch.
A Wrinkle In Time is a fun film for any audience and projects positive underlying messages to our youth which is something I was a big fan of. The film teaches you to love yourself and reminds us that while there is darkness in the world, and it only takes a little bit of light to erase all of the negativity. For a project that was created by adults, the film does a fantastic job at bringing out the inner child in all of us while simultaneously create a sense of wonder.
If I were to complain about one thing, it would be the pacing of the film. It felt like the movie took a little while to pick up the pace at the very beginning, and once the ball started to roll things accelerated very quickly. Aside from this, I thought Oprah played the perfect part, and I think Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon were great contributions to the film as well. Storm Reid who plays the protagonist, Meg, did an excellent job of showing the self-conflictions and hurt of someone dealing with the absence of their father. She also played well off of her younger counterpart, Deric McCabe, who plays Charles Wallace.
You can definitely tell there's usage of CGI in A Wrinkle In Time, but the visuals were still stunning and smooth. I liked seeing all of the different landscapes the main characters journeyed across, and even some of the disasters that take place are destructively beautiful, from a CGI standpoint, that is. Such as a gigantic tornado that ripped up everything in its path, it was cool to experience.
A Wrinkle In Time isn't perfect, but it makes for a perfect night out with your family. The movie is fun and shares positive messages for our youth to reflect on, and I think it's important for films to not only entertain us, but also to give us something to take away from that film, and that's what Disney's latest title does. The cast's performance is strong, and the visuals kept me very engaged with the movie. A Wrinkle In Time shows us that darkness lives inside of all of us, but that darkness can be erased with the tiniest bit of kindness and light.
So, there you have it! A Wrinkle In Time swoops into theaters on March 9th so make sure you grab your tickets as it is a superb viewing option for the family.
Until Next Time ~JJ King
A Wrinkle In Time opens in US theatres March 9, 2018.
A Wrinkle In Time is an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and ultimately, the triumph of love. Directed by Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” is produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand with Doug Merrifield serving as executive producer. The film stars: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, André Holland, Rowan Blanchard with Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine and introduces Storm Reid.