This week I’ve submerged myself into all things imaginative and whimsical while tapping into my younger self. When I allowed my mind to run free and didn’t worry about if it made sense or not. Yesterday I saw the screening of Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time. There are no spoilers, so keep reading. A Wrinkle in Time opens in theaters Friday, March 9th. Grab the family and go see, you don’t need kids to see this movie. You don’t have to take someone else’s kids to see this movie. Just go see the movie.
Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.
Before there was a movie there were books:
A Wrinkle in Time―One of the most significant novels of our time. This ground-breaking science-fiction and fantasy story is the first of five in the Time Quintet series about the Murry family. The books are authored by Madeleine L’Engle.
A Wind in the Door―When Charles Wallace falls ill, Meg, Calvin, and their teacher, Mr. Jenkins, must travel inside C.W. to make him well, and save the universe from the evil Echthros.
A Swiftly Tilting Planet―The Murry and O’Keefe families enlist the help of the unicorn, Gaudior, to save the world from imminent nuclear war.
Many Waters―Meg Murry, now in college, time travels with her twin brothers, Sandy and Dennys, to a desert oasis that is embroiled in war.
An Acceptable Time―While spending time with her grandparents, Alex and Kate Murry, Polly O’Keefe wanders into a time 3,000 years before her own.
The legendary Oprah Winfrey plays Mrs. Which. Reese Witherspoon plays Mrs. Whatsit. Mindy Kaling plays Mrs. Who.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays Mrs. Murry, I loved her in Beyond the Lights. Chris Pine plays Mr. Murry, and Storm Reid plays Meg.
Zach Galifianakis is also in the movie, He plays Happy Medium. I think he is so dag on funny. I can’t wait to see what he does in this movie. Bellamy Young aka Madam President on Scandal is also in the movie. I’ve never seen her in anything else so I’m curious about her role in this one.
Before the screening started A Wrinkle in Time Director, Ava Duvernay came on with a really sweet message.
Here is the trailer, take a peak.
I’ve never read any of the books in the series and I didn’t really know what the story was about. I intentionally didn’t seek out information on the movie because I wanted to go in with no expectations. Here are my thoughts.
5 Reasons You Need To See A Wrinkle In Time
#1 Costume & Make Up: The costumes are freaking incredible. The makeup is glittery and beautiful and the hair is creatively stunning. I had all the ideas while I was watching the movie. My peak creativity was like I want to be all of these people for Halloween so I can DIY these looks.
#2 Visual Effects: Every single scene is better than the last. They really make you feel like you are in another Universe. Whimsical is what comes to mind every time, but I need a bigger word to fully capture what you see on the screen. You will forget that you are sitting in a theater.
#3 Charles Wallace: He was my absolute favorite character in the entire freaking movie. From the minute he opened his mouth I knew that I was going to love him. Charles Wallace is the youngest member of the Murry Family. He is the little brother to the main character Meg, played by Storm Reid.
#4 Mrs. WhatsIt: Of all the Mrs., Mrs. Whatsit played by Reese was my absolute favorite. I saw so much of me in her. She had me laughing the entire time. While other people find me funny, I frequently amuse myself.
#5 Lessons: The overarching theme of the movie is about positivity. The examples of the importance of the power of the tongue; be it in a positive way or a negative way.
Bonus: Click HERE for a free fun A Wrinkle in Time Activity Packet.