Review of “A Wrinkle in Time”

Allen Esquivel

When people think of Disney, they can remember all the wonderful and triumfant films the company has created. In the 95 years it has been around, films like the series of Toy Story, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Finding Nemo have changed lives of those growing up, and they have inspired many kids. Disney has continued to create great films throughout the years. The newest film to come out is called A Wrinkle in Time.  As Ava DuVernay, director of the film, was interviewed by The Washington Post, DuVernay said,  “A Wrinkle in Time may not be an epic game-changer on par with Wonder Woman and Black Panther, to which it has already been unfairly compared. Yet this pleasing if modest fantasy ad­ven­ture possesses all the strengths and weaknesses of its source material.”

This film started as a book, which was written between the year 1959 to 1960 by Madeleine L’Engle. The story is based about the battle between good and evil, having courage and the ultimate happiness of love.

A Wrinkle in Time is the story of a sister and brother, Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, whose father was abducted, and now Meg and Charles have to rescue their father who is held in another planet. While the kids go about to save their father, they are aided in their struggles by Calvin O’Keefe, a friend who travels along with them across the universe. The film introduces an entertaining cast of characters, many of whom exist only in the realm of the imagination. Three other important characters in the film are Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Which, who will guide the children through the galaxies and much more.

The film is set to have many great cast members who play big roles. Director Ava DuVernay has gathered a top notch and diverse cast including Storm Reid playing as (Meg), Deric McCabe as (Charles), Levi Miller as (Calvin O’Keefe), Oprah Winfrey as (Mrs. Which), Reese Witherspoon as (Mrs. Whatsit), Mindy Kaling as (Mrs. Who), Zach Galifianakis as (Happy Medium) and Chris Pine as (Dr, Alex Murry).

Insiders Kim Renfro said, “Let this be a warning: Keep your expectations in check, and you might be pleasantly surprised. Though A Wrinkle in Time is an inspiring story but fails to iron out some of the problems of the book it’s based on”. Since the release date the film as generated close to 40 million dollars and 10 million in gross revenue.