A Wrinkle In Time Review

Despite some sharp visuals and interesting ideas, A Wrinkle in Time ultimately tells a meandering story that fails to capture the magic of the source material. Disney has shown increasing boldness in the stories that it has been willing to tell over the last few years, and now it has set its sights on one of the most iconic and challenging books ever written: Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time . Bringing Selma director Ava DuVernay into the equation, the film has reimagined its narrative to feel thematically relevant for the modern era, but its bright and shiny new sheen ultimately isn’t enough to save it from some severe storytelling issues. A Wrinkle in Time tells a story almost identical to that of Madeleine L’Engle’s original book, albeit with a few twists. Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is a nerdy, impetuous, and misunderstood southern California girl trying to find her way in life, while also watching out for her brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) and her mother (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) four years after the mysterious disappearance of her father Alex Murry (Chris Pine) during a physics experiment. Unwilling to let her father go, Meg soon stumbles into a mysterious new adventure […]

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