After her astrophysicist father (Chris Pine) goes missing, 13-year-old Meg (Storm Reid) meets three supernatural beings named Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling), and Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey). They transport her, her friend Calvin (Levi Miller), and her brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) through the universe, where they must traverse strange new planets and unlock the power inside themselves to rescue her dad. Based on Madeleine L'Engle's novel of the same name, the first in a five-book series. Directed by Ava DuVernay. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis, Bellamy Young, and Michael Peña co-star.~Kaitlin Elise Miller
This movie doesn't have very good reviews, especially from users but I think it was a tasteful update to the story. I read the book several times as a child and I was expecting to get insulted by this adaptation but that was not the case.
There are some plot points that were left out or simplified but nothing that changed the feel of the overall story. Character development wasn't stellar but wasn't awful either. One area that I feel they improved in this adaptation was the main character, Meg. She is so incredibly unlikable in the book, constantly whining and complaining about EVERYTHING, whereas the Meg in this movie has more relatable problems and motivations, which is refreshing.
Visually, this movie is very nice. It's CG heavy but I don't know how a movie like this could be done without it. Acting was also pretty good. Overall, I do recommend this movie, especially to those in the target demographic of 8-16 year olds.
Caught these in a Daily Deal for $4.99 each. Bought like 8 of them for friends and family. So this 5-star review is based on that information alone. Terrible movie that I cannot recommend. Read the books instead, you won't be disappointed.
Good movie for kids and adults with a good message
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
Not a super face paced or big action movie. Very nice images though and would be a great discussion with children after the movie to see what everyone thinks the wrinkle in time really is! Really little kids (like preschool) might not be entertained, but it is a beautiful and thought provoking movie for everyone else. Nice message about having courage and belief in yourself, and also about understanding what others are dealing with.
First, I didn't read the book. Some were not happy. Got it.
The first part of the movie is fantastic especially when you go into the new world but thing fall off a bit as the movie goes on. I'm not sure why this is.
Picture is clear and colors (when available) are wonderful.
I seen critical reviews of this movie. I've watched this movie. Alert! It's a kids movie people. Get a grip. All movies that are based on books never please fans or critics. With that in mind, I think this could have been better. There were holes in the plot. Too much wandering around. I do understand today's PC nature of Hollywood, but that doesn't forgive them for putting out a substandard flick because of it. Hollywood has gone down the tubes with quality in the last 10 - 15 years. Most movies whether in theatres or disk/download, aren't worth the money people pay for them. However, this still was enjoyable, if you're a kid watching it and don't care about the rest.