Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Movie Review: A 60-foot tall, Oprah, Captain Kirk stuck in a box and a time-traveling girl. What in the world is a wrinkle in time all about a wrinkle in time the new movie from Disney directed by Ava Duvernay? Should you see it? Well, I don’t really know. I guess it depends on what you’re into now the whole story revolves around Captain Kirk.
Actually it’s Chris Pine and he’s not named Captain Kirk. That would be funny if it was but he’s not. His name is mr
Murray – and he is a physicist along with his wife – he somehow disappears and leaves his family just wondering where he went gone, poof without a trace. You have his daughter played by storm Reed. Her name is Meg in the film and she is brokenhearted because her dad has just gone.
She doesn’t know where there was no note. There was nothing he’s, just disappeared and vanished. It really affects her. It makes it really doubt herself in her work. Her little adopted brother, Charles Wallace, is played by Derek McCabe now partway through the movie.
This kid really resembled a young Jonathan Taylor, Thomas, you could see it in his mouth and the way that his mouth moved in the way his eyes work and stuff, and so it really distracted me for a moment because I just say: oh my gosh. This is Jonathan Taylor, Thomas all of a sudden, I’m waiting for Tim Allen to walk in and it’s home improvement when the first trailer for a wrinkle and time came out. I was like. I don’t really want to see this at all. Then the second one came out – and I thought you know what this actually looks – kind of good, there’s a little bit more mystery and maybe some action in it.
Well, I don’t totally know what’s going on because I never read the book. This might be actually something that I want to see. I stayed away from the rest of the trailers because I didn’t want it to taint me and I did want it to give too much away because we know trailers nowadays they just get way too much of the story away and I didn’t want anything ruined. In case it actually turned out to be really good. As the story unfolds, we see that Charles Wallace has somehow summoned the three misses.
These are played by Oprah, Reese, Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling Mindy Kaling only speaks in quotes, which is kind of funny and odd and weird, so she actually doesn’t have a lot of speaking parts. Reese Witherspoon is kind of just says what on it’s on her mind, no filter, she’s kind of blunt, and sometimes you thinks maybe she’s a little rude, but she’s also kind of quirky and funny, and so it works for the first half of the film that we See Oprah in she is like 60 feet. Tall giant had just towering over everybody, it’s really weird and a little disconcerting and you just can’t use porn on. Are you gon na step on me and no? She doesn’t step on anybody.
Finally, later on, she becomes normal size and she’s. Not weird Oprah is just fine and she does actually a really good job. The boy that joins Megan her brother on this journey is Calvin he’s played by Levi Miller now for the first half of the film. I’M being really distracted by him because he was also in better watch out and if you saw a better watch out, you know what I’m talking about. If you didn’t [ Music ].
Once I got over my distraction, though, he was actually an endearing kid in the character and I enjoyed it. Zach Galifianakis makes a cameo in it and he is they’re actually really good because he gets to play his quirky self, but it’s not over-the-top, and so it’s believable and it’s endearing and you don’t mind him being on the screen and the interactions that happen there. Michael Pena also makes a quick appearance and he’s fun to watch. He’S reminiscent a little bit of his character in ant-man, but not a whole lot. So he’s not Lois on turbo the movies really heavy-handed in its message.
It’S its worldview that the universe is inside us and we are in the universe, and so it is just beat into us over and over again, and it wasn’t subtle and that was kind of disturbing. I guess it bothered me a lot because I just felt really preached at or talked at, but stop let’s get on with the movie portions of it reminded me of Avatar in not only the coloring but just the way that the characters moved and what they interacted With and is they’re flying over things and they’re touching stuff, and it just it reminded me, really a lot of avatars. I don’t say that as a bad thing it just it is what it is. Wrinkle in time is only about an hour and 40 minutes and for the first hour not too much has actually happened. It took that long to get to where some action really starts, and things start to move along rather quickly.
The movie kind of just compresses a lot of it towards the end and just wraps it up kind of nicely, especially for stiffening all the time up front to get to where it is. It’S just like this nice little bow, yeah, okay, whatever I’m not quite sure how appropriate this is for younger kids. There are some intense scenes and some dark scenes overall, while the movie wasn’t terrible. I just kind of was like that when I got out of it, you take the overbearing message into account and it really brought it down for me where I thought it could have been this light or fun adventure. It just was okay, there’s no real language.
There’S certainly no sex or nudity there’s a little bit of violence. So what do I walk away with from a wrinkle in time? Overall, it was fun to look at. It was okay as a story. It dragged on a little bit.
I wish it would have sped up certain things and maybe slowed down at the end so that it didn’t wrap things up so nicely, but overall it was a fun watch. I don’t think you’d go wrong by seeing it in the theater. Certainly, if you want to rent it Redbox or through Netflix you’re, not going to go wrong there, I give a wrinkle in time three out of five.