'A Wrinkle in Time' Movie Review

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Mr. Murray believes you can travel through the universe by folding both with your mind.

The PG-rated fantasy adventure film follows teens on their time traveling adventures to a planet filled with evil and dangers. Constantly taunted by her mean-spirited classmate (Rowan Blanchard), Meg finds solace in the company of Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), her child prodigy younger brother, and her loving mother (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a biophysicist who runs a lab from home.

Reese Witherspoon showed off two chic outfits during a visit to Good Morning America on Thursday to promote A Wrinkle In Time. Its biggest lesson isn't about overcoming flaws but about learning to embrace them and feel good about who you are.

Using folds in space and time, the three women and the kids go after him.

What raises the film up isn't the splendidly rendered special effects or the big star names such as Oprah Winfrey as Mrs.

And Calvin, portrayed competently by Miller, never feels like he fits into the story, other than to give Meg validation that, you know, she is pretty cool. She dresses like what I imagine Oprah dresses like around the house.

Others say Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures watered down the movie, compared to the book, to appeal to the broadest possible tween audience.

What we're left with is something neither here nor there: a film too weird to please audiences looking for down-the-middle family entertainment but not weird enough to please people looking for something weird. The shots of Winfrey, Witherspoon and Kaling in a wheat field, isolated figures on the horizon, recall some of the better images from Stanley Donen's 1974 film version (a controversial one) of "The Little Prince". Calvin is rarely - if ever - relevant to the quest; he does have a crush on Meg, thus providing a romantic interest to the story. Then she lists all kinds of people who've profoundly impacted humanity and leaves out Jesus.

Storm Reid plays Meg Murry in Disney's A Wrinkle In Time based on the acclaimed book by Madeleine L'Engle
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"A Wrinkle in Time" is plagued by the same convoluted leaps and hurried lack of logic that the critic Michael Dirda recently pointed out in L'Engle's original book.

Youngsters will enjoy DuVernay's visuals and strong-willed main character, while the older folks marvel at the inclusion of a new Sade song (her first in seven years), though across the board, this disappointing Time will cause more than a little wrinkling of the forehead in frustration. Meg is feeling unworthy and Mrs.

The outside world is dismissive, including the school principal, who flat-out tells Meg her dad probably won't be coming back. The casting of Oprah has become one of the most talked about elements of A Wrinkle in Time's overall ensemble, and it arguably makes ideal sense.

This weekend, "A Wrinkle in Time" becomes a star-studded movie directed by Ava DuVernay, who becomes the first African-American woman to direct a $100-million movie, a deserving distinction after such masterpieces as the biopic "Selma" and the documentary "13th". The father is a gifted scientist who says he wants to "shake hands with the universe". "Can I tap into the 11-year-old, 12-year-old and 13-year-old in me, and find that light that I used to have, that dreamer?"

Fantasy meets quantum entanglement in Disney's latest, A Wrinkle in Time.

Reid's presence, front and center in a fantastical Disney tentpole, allows girls of color to finally see themselves reflected on the big screen.

Although there was a decrease in the number of female protagonists in films from 2016 to 2017, according to a study by San Diego's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, there were still a number of notable movies that challenged gender stereotypes in a powerful way a year ago.