Opened: March 9, 2018
Directed by: Ava DuVernay
Starring: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Peña, David Oyelowo, André Holland, Rowan Blanchard & Bellamy Young
Despite a strong director and an experienced cast, A Wrinkle in Time is overly ambitious. It’s focus on CGI and the alternate worlds takes away from the central story.
When Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) and Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey) tell Meg Murry (Storm Reid) that it’s time to save her father (Chris Pine) who’s been missing for years, she travels across time and through dangers with her brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) and friend Calvin (Levi Miller).
The script makes the dialogue feel forced and Witherspoon, Kaling and Winfrey all suffer there. While the novel also takes a dark turn, Charles Wallace becomes quite sinister here and the images could be frightening for children.
Pop music is also infused to the movie at all the wrong times and distracts from the storyline.
Final say: Definitely wrinkled. ★★☆☆☆