Movie Review of 'A Wrinkle in Time'
A beautiful story of a typical middle school student who is struggling with the issues of self-worth, the movie A Wrinkle in Time did quite a justice to the novel of the same novel.
Movie Cast (A Wrinkle in Time): Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Chris Pine
Movie Director (A Wrinkle in Time): Ava DuVernay
A Disney movie, A Wrinkle in Time is based on a 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle. The movie portrays the story of Meg Murry (played by Storm Reid), an adolescent daughter of two world-renowned physicists, who travels across dimensions in order to rescue her father. She is uniquely gifted and intelligent just like her younger brother Charles Wallace (played by Deric McCabe), however, she has yet to realize her intelligence for herself.
The 13-year-old Meg has a white father (played by Chris Pine) and a black mother (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw). The scientist father of the girl has been missing for four years. Meg is guided by a trio of benevolent guardian angels who are called “the Mrs” collectively (played by Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling). This diverse trio seems to have nothing better to do than to facilitate Meg’s search for her dad and to utter some self-esteem-raising platitudes such as “You are a warrior” and “You can do this”.
Like everyone else in her family, Meg is a very bright girl, but since her dad disappeared, she hasn’t been the same. Her brother Charles is a really smart kid who exasperates Meg. The girl also has a cute and ever-attentive boyfriend, Calvin (played by Levi Miller). When the three women, Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who materialize much in the manner of the Good Witch from the North, the girl is enlightened about the existence of the 'tesser' (a warp in time and space) that might help her to find her trapped father on the other side. And thus, begins the journey!
The book and the movie, A Wrinkle in Time is about what it means to be a source of light in a world where only darkness seems to proliferate. It also makes thinking independently a case when the conformity is a norm.