A Wrinkle in Time is much more than an adventure beyond space and time. Although the kids learn what it means to tesseract, the greater message in the film is learning to accept yourself for who you are. It’s an inspiring tale where a young girl learns through her journey that she is enough, and that love is enough. This film is great for families, especially those with young girls! Read on for more details in our Wrinkle In Time review.
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A Wrinkle In Time Review
About A Wrinkle in Time
From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.
Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who just wants to fit in. The daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother, Charles Wallace, but she has yet to realize it for herself. Complicating matters is the mysterious disappearance of Mr. Murry, which has left Meg devastated and her mother broken-hearted. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin to three celestial beings (Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who) who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they embark on their formidable quest. Travelling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil force. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must face the darkness within herself in order to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness rapidly enveloping the Universe.
Meg and Charles Wallace father – a world-renowned physicist has gone missing. The family is often the brunt of the small town’s gossip central because no one knows where Mr. Murry has gone to. Meg deals with school bullies while young Charles Wallace is quite the awkward child and seems to stand out. When there’s a knock at the door, the family is introduced to the most peculiar woman – Mrs. Whatsit. Charles Wallace knows who she is, and soon whisks Meg and a school friend, Calvin, on a wild adventure. The kids meet two more interesting characters, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, and learn they have the answer to locating their long-lost father.
The celestial women transport the kids via wrinkling or tessering; traveling to the fifth dimension. Meg is very doubtful that this will work, and is unsure what exactly is going on. But with the Mrs. unique messages for her, she learns to believe in herself. The Mrs. can only go so far before they have to leave the kids to figure out the rest on their own.
When Charles Wallace is taken by darkness, Meg and Calvin have to take it upon themselves to solve the rest of the mystery and locate Mr. Murry. Will the kids save him in time? And what about Charles Wallace? How will they tesser home? You’ll have to see the film to find out!
A Wrinkle In Time is rated PG and provides such an inspiring message for young kids everywhere. You are enough! The film is made with kids in mind, and is best suited for children ages 8 and up. While the story is make believe, there are a few darker scenes that may scare a younger child. I’m personally waiting to show my youngest son, who’s 7, the film once it’s out on Blu-ray versus the big screen. He can be a bit sensitive and take things more literally than my older son. However, I want to emphasize what a beautiful film A Wrinkle In Time truly is. I love the colors and message behind the film. It is based on the timeless classic book, but has it’s own interpretation. I hope you’ve enjoyed this Wrinkle In Time review!
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Don’t forget – A Wrinkle In Time opens in theaters everywhere this Friday, March 9th! See the trailer below:
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