A Wrinkle in Time is a Well-Intentioned Mess

That's the approach that I took.

When it was announced in 2016 that the Oscar-nominated director of "Selma" and "13th" was taking charge of the Disney project, it was a cause for celebration.

The bottom-line: The nuanced, new age philosophy of "A Wrinkle in Time" offers up too much time and not enough wrinkles. Her style remains intact, but it gels awkwardly against the demands of mainstream studio storytelling.

It's a Disney film with a $100-million-plus budget so expect top-notch CGI, imaginatively rendered sets and costumes and a really great cast. Different perspectives make for more interesting movies, and that clearly translates into box office success, so it's hard to understand why this is such a difficult concept to understand.

Will kids like it?

"I feared that thinking of anything like that would compromise what I needed to do with this story". His scenes with the children didn't seem to have the same emotional sincerity which made me realize I'd never seen him play a father before. It's not often that we see purely straightforward films that are simply about vanquishing darkness with the light from within us.

Meg (Storm Reid) and her astrophysicist father Alex (Chris Pine) are extremely close - they can talk about anything for hours on end.

Meg finds her life turned upside-down when her prodigy-smart little brother introduces her and fellow classmate Calvin (Levi Miller from "Pan") to a trio of colorful astral travelers who heard the call and felt the pain of these children missing their father - who they learn was successful in his time-travel but who can't return home. Three "peculiar beings" - Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs.

Director Ava Du Vernay with Storm Reid on the set of Disney’s A WRINKLE IN TIME
Director Ava Du Vernay with Storm Reid on the set of Disney’s A WRINKLE IN TIME

My 8-year-old niece was completely enthralled with the stunning scenery, vivid colors, and larger-than-life depiction of Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which - send Meg, her brother and her friend into space to find him and save him from a awful evil. These visual flourishes are as engaging (at one point, Reese Witherspoon turns into a giant leaf) as they are fast-paced.

Meg floating through the glittery void between spaces billions of light-years apart?

A Wrinkle in Time ★★★ Opening Friday, March 9 Before the screening of A Wrinkle in Time I attended, the women on either side of me were musing about how the Madeleine L'Engle book was their favorite when they were twelve.

A Wrinkle in Time now suffers a poor Rotten Tomatoes score of 43 percent. The story finds its kid protagonists traveling from planet to fantastic planet in search of Meg's missing father, Dr. Murry, with the help of Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), Mrs.

Madeline L'Engle once famously said, "You have to write the book that wants to be written". Meg is feeling unworthy and Mrs. And also immune to the appeals of conformity.

During the interview Reese also teased the second installment of her award-winning HBO limited series Big Little Lies.

As a fan of fairy tales, unicorns, and rainbows, I can accept some pretty big leaps in imagination, but this came across as more of a drug-induced nightmare than a whimsical adventure into imagination.

Science vs. magic. Feeble comedy vs. lackluster drama.

  • Carolyn Briggs