A Wrinkle in Time

Marlem Reyes, Reporter

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“A Wrinkle in Time” was a highly anticipated movie for various reasons. It is based on Madeleine L’Engle’s children’s fantasy book originally published in 1962.

The movie also features a well known cast, such as Reese Witherspoon from “Legally Blonde,” Mindy Kaling who previously worked on the Disney movie “Inside Out,” Chris Pine also returns to the Disney franchise after working on “Into the Woods,” and Oprah Winfrey another returner to Disney.

The movie did not perform well in its opening weekend in the box-offices and lagged behind “Black Panther.” Regardless, holding the No. 2 spot is quite impressive and does not dismiss the film altogether.

The movie follows 13-year-old Meg Murry (Storm Reid) and little brother to find and rescue their long-lost father, played by Chris Pine, in a dangerous universe. They cross space and time, with the help of Mrs.Who (Mindy Kaling), Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), and the all knowing Mrs. Who (Oprah Winfrey).

Meg’s scientist dad went missing after creating a device to cross the universe. Meg learns her father is prisoner in the planet of Camazotz and held captive by the embodiment of evil The It.

The movie features some intense scenes. In one, the kids nearly plunge to their deaths and are whisked away by a tornado. While nobody actually dies, the movie shows quite a few perils for a Disney movie–considering its audience.

As most Disney movies, “A Wrinkle in Time” is cinematically appealing and the visual effects enhance the perilous material. The landscapes are epic fantasies and the make-up as well as the costumes are stunning. Think “Avatar.”

Major themes portrayed in the movie were strengthening oneself, fighting anger and darkness with love and light, ultimately “being one with the universe.”

“A Wrinkle in Time” is full of bright colors and is visually dazzling while portraying messages about love and confidence and definitely worth the view.

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A Wrinkle in Time