A Wrinkle in Time is directed by Ava Duvernay and stars Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Pena and Chris Pine.
The story is of Meg who loses her scientist father. He was experimenting with this strange idea he had that you could bend the universe and travel light-years in seconds.
When three strange beings arrived in Meg backyard Mrs. Which Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who. Meg her Brother and Friend go off on an adventure through time and space to try and find her father.
This is a visually stunning film sometimes and then sometimes it is also fairly horrible looking. There is no escaping it, some of the special effects and green-screen are extremely noticeable and they’re not quite as impressive as I think this film thinks they are; especially for a Disney production.
There are some very touching scenes most of them involving Meg’s family, you really do feel a sense of warmth in their household and when her father disappears you feel for character.
But from the first act to the third act the story is such a jumbled mess, it felt like the movie was missing something after the touching opening. That was the human touch, after the first act the film was just really a lot of Wow sequences that didn’t really land.
When it comes to the Children leading the film all three give good performances for the most part, Storm Reid who plays Meg is fairly good in the movie especially in some of the more emotional scenes, she doesn’t really show a lot of surprise when the awe-inspiring moments are happening before her eyes which was a little strange, but she is very good as an awkward young girl who is not comfortable with her own self yet.
Her younger brother Charles Wallace started off strong then a lot of focus was on his character neither the end and sadly this is where he fell off.
But the over reliance of the younger cast pushes a lot of them to one side, some of them just get one or two scenes in the movie which was incredibly disappointing to see.
I think there’s a chance that kids today will see this movie and it will be there Hook, Hook was critically pan by critics in 1991, but kids from that era love it. This could be this generations Hook.
Should you go watch A Wrinkle in Time? Probably Best to Wait For VOD/Netflix/Disney’s Streaming Services
Why? The Story being a jumbled mess and being more eye candy than a good film.