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A Wrinkle in Time: Movie Review

Yoonjoo Oh, Reporter

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A Wrinkle in Time is a science fantasy adventure film based on the book by Madeleine L’Engle of the same name. It is directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell, produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Whitaker Entertainment. The first time released was on March 9, 2018.

Starring

  • Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which
  • Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit
  • Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who
  • Storm Reid as Meg Murry
  • Levi Miller as Calvin O’Keefe
  • Deric MsCabe as Charles Wallace Murry
  • Chris Pine as Dr. Alexander Murry(Meg and Charles Wallace’s dad)
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Dr. Kate Murry(Meg and Charles Wallace’s mom)
  • Zach Galifianakis as The Happy Medium(A seer who helps Meg and others during the quest)
  • Michael Peña as Red(The IT)
  • David Oyelowo as The IT(Red’s true form)
  • Andre Holland as Principal James Jerkins
  • Rowan Blanchard as Veronica Kiley(Meg’s school enemy)

…..etc.

-Summary

Meg Murry, a thirteen-year-old middle school student, has problems of struggling to adjust her school and home life. Ever since her father, Alex Murry mysteriously disappeared while he was studying astrophysics, Meg and her mom believe that Alex had solved the question of human existence and was teleported to another world. After meeting three mysterious space travelers, Meg, Charles Wallace, and Meg classmate Calvin become to know that Alex Murry had been captured by the IT, the source of all evil in space. Then Meg’s strong urge to save her father accidentally teleports them to the homeworld of the IT, making the three face a dangerous quest in order to rescue Meg’s father.                            And during that quest, Meg becomes to face many external and internal conflicts which slowly leads her into thinking what love truly means.

Personal Review

I think it feels a little different compared to the book, but still, it’s good. It’s just beautifully but thrillingly told between somewhat tangled plots that bit by bit shows emotions of the times of confused and traumatized Meg slowly realizing and changing into another wonderful and more confident person. You can see by the settings that it has a bit of realistic science fiction in it, but if you watch more, you will realize that this is much more than just an adventure. The movie(or the book) contains such deeply and strongly telling statement or questions about; good and evil, love and hatred, knowledge, imperfection, and all those stuff. After you watch this movie, some of you will be kind of stuffed with those thoughts, thinking of what the director, actors, and author are trying to tell.

And also not only the story, but the CGI is pretty great. When the characters teleport/tesser, the first seeing of the planet Uriel, or when they face the IT, I was personally impressed and kind of interested in the scenes the film created. Like, every imagination of a scene in a book takes kind of effort, doesn’t it? I personally liked the look and atmosphere of each scene. I think it’s because the scenes all were kind of another-world-of -the-universe..ish, with each different feeling but a similar kind of magical look.

About The Books

If you want the book, you could read, of course, A Wrinkle in Time, and the other books by Madeleine L’Engle; A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, An Acceptable Time, etc.

The story is like almost the same; Meg finding her father with the help of mysterious space travelers. But there are the following books that tell the following story of the Murry family in the book A Wrinkle in Time. You can kind of know what the author’s style of writing feels like when reading, and the other realistic science fiction stories of the Murry family(next generation). I hope you enjoy the beautifully but thrillingly, strongly told style of Madeleine L’Engle while reading; reading and watching do kind of feel different.

 

If you’re one of the other people who watched this movie, I would be pretty happy to have you comment your reviews/opinions beneath the article. If you decided to watch A Wrinkle in Time movie, after reading this article, have fun, and have a good time!

About the Writer
Yoonjoo Oh, Reporter

Yoonjoo is a 7th grade student who loves reading, drawing, and music. She is learning to be more comfortable with computers by working her best as a reporter...

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