The story follows at a young girl Meg Murry (Storm Reid). She embarks on a journey to search for her missing father (“Chris Pine”) through “Wrinkles of time”. Along with her younger brother Charles Wallace (“Deric McCabe”) and Calvin (“Levi Miller”) the children move between worlds trying to outwit a generic evil force called “THE IT”. This evil feeds on hope and destroys light and goodness.
This is a film for Children but it has a number of elements for Adults. A “Wrinkle in time” has a depth and takes the key messages from the book and composes them on screen very well. It has dark elements to the story line.The story doesn’t talk down to the children watching. This is a story of hope and love and has an emotional element . While obviously delivered with a “Disney-esque” sheen, it does hit home. Very watchable.
Perfect for the 7-10 year old market and for those who are forced to bring them. 11-17 year olds will find this will think it very cringe worthy and babyish. This has a PG rating, and given one or two particularly scary sequences, it’s worthy of this rating. Very little ones may get a fright at some of the intense scenes.
You have been warned. ….
If, however you fall into the sappy adult category like me, you will be forcing back the heat of tears trying to leave your eyes. It’s an emotional ride this one!
When you compare any film to it’s book origin, there will always be parts left out and alterations to the story. This is no different. It in itself is an excellent story. Having been recommended this only a year or two ago, reading the book as an adult, I found it was very enjoyable and tackles some very worthy life lessons if you’re looking for it. it’s a bit of an unknown here in Ireland but was very popular in the States. There was a 2003 adaption of the book and it’s so so, but the Charles Wallace in that is really freaky, if you think you might have seen this somewhere.
The story line flows very well and the acting by the young cast is watchable. The show is stolen by youngest actor “Deric McCabe” playing Charles Wallace, who has brought a great energy to the role. You’ll appreciate it when you see it. He’s well cast.
Everyone plays their parts well throughout. There are some new concepts are beautifully portrayed. The costume design in itself is worthy of a visit, and the level of detail is remarkable. I’m no fashionista but they were fabulous. 😊
Oprah Winfrey ( as Mrs. Which) has been given some of the best lines in the flick and she plays it very well. Focusing around the lesson of learning to love your true self, she comes across as caring and genuine, You will want to hug this woman.
My grievances with CGI sequences continues. Given the fantastical nature, most of the film is based in CGI and for the most part it is executed very well. There are some scenes wedged in to keep it more exciting for the kids and they can be forgiven for this but it seems forced.
Reece Witherspoon is irritating but this is part of her role as Mrs. Whats It. She plays the character well but the character is grinding on the nerves.
All in all, this is not bad as a family film and it does have a nice message and is visually stunning, mostly.