We attended an advanced screening of this movie for our review. All opinions are our own.
“From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.”-Disney
My 10-year-old son and I had such a great time watching A Wrinkle In Time together. I thought that the movie was so beautifully done. It was an incredible and entertaining journey from start to finish and it has inspired me in self-acceptance and in loving others. Seriously, the message is SUCH A GOOD one. After the movie my son said “This is the best movie about the universe. And the costumes were gorgeous”. I completely agree the costuming was breathtaking. I also thought the visual effects were really well done and I felt like I was in those incredible worlds. I feel like the cast was really fun and they all did such a great job with their characters. I definitely think this is a must-see movie with the family. There are some intense moments (nothing too scary) but I would say about 8 and up or based on whether or not your child is used to intense moments in a movie.
Our writer Nicole also saw the film with her sister, she has read the book so here is her review…
I have been very excited to see A WRINKLE IN TIME. I am a huge fan of the book by Madeleine L’Engle. It is in my top 10 favorite books of all time. I had a lot of expectations for this movie. After viewing the film, I am disappointed to say that I did not love A Wrinkle in Time.
There were a few things that I really did like. I loved the visuals in the movie. They were spectacular. It was fun to see so many of my favorite parts of the book come visually to life. The costumes and makeup were fantastic, they brought the characters of Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which to life. I loved Storm Reid’s performance as the main character, Meg Murry. She was definitely the VIP of the film. Her character goes through so many things physically and emotionally during the storyline of the film. Her acting and emotion were on point.
I think what disappointed me the most about the film was the number of changes that were made from the book to the screen. I know that it is a high expectation to want a film to be a complete and literal retelling of a book. I was okay with a few of the changes but I just felt that there were moments in the book that should have been retained for the film.
I took my sister with me to the movie. She has not read the book. After the movie was over, she told me that she really liked the film. She loved the storyline and thought that it moved quickly. She loved the message behind the film about being happy with yourself and fighting for light over darkness. She is planning on seeing it again.
A WRINKLE IN TIME is rated PG “for thematic elements and some peril.” This movie had a few moments that may scare younger kids. I feel that this movie will be appropriate for the older kids and their parents.
So overall, if you are a fan of the book, I think you could possibly be disappointed with the movie and wish that it would have been a more faithful adaptation. If you have not read the book, I think that you and your family will love it.
A WRINKLE IN TIME is now playing in theaters.
Watch the Trailer:
Visit the official A WRINKLE IN TIME website
Follow A WRINKLE IN TIME on Twitter