Val’s review of Disney’s “A Wrinkle In Time”

In Theaters March 9th 2018

Well…..I was hoping that I was not going to write the review that I am about to write. 
Most of us had to read A Wrinkle in Time in grade school and say had I mean had the privilege to get to read it. It is a fantastic book that I read more than once when I was younger. This book open my mind to using my imagination and thinking about real world problems. 
 
When I heard that Disney was going to make a movie of one of my favorite books I was over the moon. My favorite Movie Company is going to make a great movie out of this book. And they kind of did. 
 
The first half of the movie was pretty good. Exactly what I would expect from Disney and a children’s book. I even caught some stuff I did not catch as a kid reading this material. Like when I was a kid I just thought that “The It” was a scary monster from another universe, revisited as an adult I see what “The It” really is and IT is something that most of us have to deal with everyday. From depression to the dark side of every human we try and navigate dealing with the dark sides and light sides of ourselves and those around us. 
 
Storm Reid who plays Meg is absolutely wonderful. She is a great young actor that I totally believed in. The scene stealer was the younger Deric McCabe who plays the heroic genius Charles Wallace. This kids smile would make any ones bad day better. 
 
Most of the acting was pretty good and I did laugh out loud a few times. The costumes, makeup and scenery was absolutely memorizing. When  Oprah’s character Mrs. Which comes on screen for the first time all I could think of was Spock meets Beyond Thunder dome. Pretty fun!
 
There was just something missing between the first half and the last half of the movie. I did not feel like I was on the journey that the book took me on. I felt like the movie was almost a longer trailer and there had to be more than I had actually seen. I think kids and WIT fans will like the first have and be jolted and left wanting by the end of the movie. 
 
A Wrinkle In Time Grade: C+

 

 
After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

Director: Ava DuVernay

Writers: Jennifer Lee (screenplay by), Jeff Stockwell (screenplay by) 

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