Wrinkle In Time Movie Review
The embargo has finally been lifted and I can share with you my thoughts on Ava DuVernay’s stunning masterpiece. There are so many things I can say about this film, but I promise to not spoil it for anyone. A Wrinkle In Time opens in theaters on March 9th, 2018, and according to director Ava DuVernay it’s specifically geared towards child ages maybe as early as 6, but definitely 8 through 12, and as high as 14. She also shared that it’s for people who have an inner child.
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. Traveling 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.
Who Should See This Film
I’m not one to block or say specifically who should and shouldn’t see a movie. I don’t give those opinions because I feel it’s not my place to make it seem like my opinion or parenting radar is better than anyone else. I always say that parents know their kids best and when considering movies for your children sometimes it’s just best to go see it yourself first and then decide. During both screenings, I saw children as young as three years old in the movie. That being said there is one specific scene towards the end of the movie, and if you’ve read the book you know what to expect. The scene involves Charles Wallace and the ‘IT’, and it is intense. Not in a violent type of way but it’s scary. Since the scene lasts about roughly five minutes and it’s towards the end I wouldn’t skip the movie entirely because of it. So much power comes from this scene and I think young girls need to see it.
I’ll be sharing an interview with the costume designer from the film, and I suggest you come back to see how he created such stunning costumes for the Mrs. They were so beautifully crafted. I loved that each Mrs. had several different pieces that reflected them so well.
Why Representation Matters
During our interview with Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, and Mindy Kaling, we talked about this and one of the main things that stuck with us was a comment from Mindy and not seeing people like herself on the screen in movies, and that if she had seen some maybe it wouldn’t have been as hard for her to imagine herself as an actress. It was such a powerful statement that stuck with us all. Ava’s choice of Storm Reid is important for a million reasons and I’m glad my daughter can see movies like A Wrinkle In Time and see herself.
The Powerful Messages
Another thing this movie is packed with is powerful messages. The main one being love. Whether it was about Meg learning to love her self, her love for both her father and her brother, their mother’s love. Everywhere in the movie, you could see the importance of love showcased. Another great message in this film directly affects our kids probably every day whether is directly or indirectly. Bullying was addressed in the movie and it showcased it in a way to make us think and also show us ways we can act when dealing with bullies.
Why You Should See the Film
I think it’s important for people to see this film because it’s beautiful, it’s an instant classic, and I think it will change the lives of children all over the world once they watch it. The ultimate message of fighting darkness is one we face on a daily basis and I think it’s important for us to remember to let our light shine, but not to diminish or dim someone else’s light in the process either. We all have it in us to be warriors and conductors of change.
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A Wrinkle In Time Opens in Theaters on March 9th! Grab your tickets today!