Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Wrinkle in Time

Meg Murray and her brother Charles Wallace, are transported to another planet in search for their father. Introduced to the idea of ‘tessering,’ they make their way across the universe with the help of Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Which in order to face the ‘It.’

bitmoji-20180318082531Another of my most hyped films for March, but in comparison to the others, I’ve been desperately excited for this since the teaser trailer. (Big fan of trailers where the music and the action work well together *coughdeadpool2cough*).

I didn’t realise that it was a book until Reese Witherspoon posted on Instagram. Needless to say, I almost died – as an avid reader, it’s hard not to at least try to read a book before the film comes out. I always find that it makes watching the film so much more interesting, it’s exciting to see how other people have interpreted it and it allows you to see what might have been missed out in comparison.

For me, there was a lot missing from a Wrinkle In Time that I was looking forward to, but that in no way means that it isn’t a good film. In fact, it’s far from it. Disney, as per usual, did not disappoint. It’s a deeply heartwarming and exciting story.

Meg doesn’t fit in at school and has continued to act out following her fathers disappearance. Charles Wallace on the other hand, thinks that the world revolves around Meg, that she can accomplish anything if she just changed her perspective. Following the arrival of the Mrs’, Meg begins to come around to her potential. The real heartbreaking/heartwarming scene is when Charles Wallace is taken and Meg finally comes to realise that her faults are not faults at all, but merely a unique set of benefits exclusively for her. Using this, she fights hard to get CW back using the one thing Disney revolves around, love.

The best thing about the whole film though, is the actor who plays Charles Wallace. That young man is going to go far. I have never laughed so hard or enjoyed the sassy comments of a child so much before – he was the perfect personification of Charles Wallace. His relationship with Meg Murray and her actress, Storm Reid, is also a highlight to the film. Those two work extremely well together and Reid does a fantastic job in playing the protagonist.

The Mrs’ (Witherspoon, Kaling and Winfrey) are an insatiable trio that really brighten up the whole film. Their unique and bubbly characteristics put a happy note on the potential impending doom. They do, however, help add to the trippiness of the whole event. Having the ability to change into creatures, vary in sizes and even speaking in different formats, they enhance the idea that they aren’t on Earth anymore.

TLDR; I, personally, couldn’t recommend this film enough especially if you have young children. It sends such a positive message and is bright, colourful and such an easy watch.

Photo from Sophie Sprowell

An easy to watch, heartwarming experience; Disney’s latest ‘Live action’ picture brings Madeleine l’Engle’s novel to the big Screen, with beautiful visuals and an all star cast including the likes of Chris pine. Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling.

Despite everything ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ had going for it. I didn’t exactly find myself enthralled by the spectral. Visually, the film was outstanding, with a great array of intriguing alien worlds and landscapes accompanied by some unique creatures.

Where the film falls a bit flat is its pacing. I felt multiple times that pretty uneventful and insignificant scenes got far too much ‘air time’ whilst the moments that make this film interesting are rather short.

The film on the whole feels rushed, with some major aspects of the novel missing from the film, but that tends to happen with children’s films so I’m not completely surprised. All in all, an entertaining experience with some beautiful visuals and real tear-jerking moments.

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