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Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time is opening everywhere on March 9, 2018. If you have not bought your tickets to see it, especially in 3D, now is the time. I was able to see the film twice, which gave me better insight to the true meaning of the film.
One of the reasons that I enjoyed the movie was because of the characters. We get to see Meg Murry, a teenager, go through this whole journey of self-discovery and of fighting for her family. I loved that Meg, even though she is a fictional character, goes through what many pre-teen and teens are going through. We see Mrs. Murry, a strong and encouraging mother to her children, stand strong even when times get tough, which I love because often times we see women portrayed as always having to rely on their male counterpart.
I also loved the Mrs. characters. We meet Mrs. Who, who is amazing when it comes to articulating about different historical people and quotes. And Mrs. Whatsit, with her love for life and her ability to tell Meg what she is doing right and wrong. And Mrs. Which, for the amount of wisdom she has and because she can make sense of any situation no matter how bad they may seem. All of these characters represent someone in my life which is why I felt so connected to them in the movie. I also relate to Meg because I was Meg once.
The movie is based off of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 book, A Wrinkle In Time. I read the book when I was school. The story always intrigued me in the way it was written. Sometimes books that are made into film translate differently; however, this film stays true to Madeleine L’Engle’s message. Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for four years since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. To locate Meg’s father, Meg, her classmate Calvin O’Keefe and the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.
Even though the story is science fiction, it resonated with me when I watched the film. I remember being Meg’s age and going through similar situations in my own life, where I had no mother in the picture and when I longed to teleport myself somewhere else on the planet to hide the pain I was feeling inside. The beauty of this story is how it will impact our kids because many are living with or going through similar situations as what is portrayed in the movie.
The movie has a very important message that we can all relate to regardless of age. The message is that you can overcome darkness. For Meg, it is overcoming darkness to get to her father. Unfortunately, the reality is that there is darkness all around us. We live in a world where you turn on the TV and see people divided, a government divided, our kids being bullied, people saying hurtful things. It was refreshing for at least 2 hours of watching this movie to see such a positive message of victory, companionship, courage, and most importantly, love.
So often in movies we see the stereotypical role of the boy or man who is the main character and he is always a tough guy. Usually the roles are portrayed by white movie actors and we always see kids getting bullied with no back story. What I loved about A Wrinkle In Time is that the casting is incredibly diverse. There are so many different cultures coming together to make this wonderful film. A film that is so diversified in cultures that kids from all ethnic backgrounds can look at themselves and say “you know what, I could be in a movie regardless of the color of my skin or where I come from.” Not only that but we are witnessing history in the making with Ava DuVernay becoming the first female black director to direct a movie with a budget of over$100 million dollars.
The Graphics and Animation
While I did not see the movie in 3D, this is a movie you will definitely want to see in 3D. The graphics and animation in the film are amazing; they make you feel that you are a part of the film. Although this is a movie designed for pre-teens and teens, I feel like everyone will be able to relate and enjoy it. It makes you experience that inner child in you. Disney and Ava DuVernay did a wonderful job at recreating what a child’s imagination would look like on screen, so everything in the film comes to life with an array of great color.
I encourage you to see this wonderful film. You will NOT be disappointed.
To buy tickets to see A Wrinkle In Time, click here https://www.fandango.com/a-wrinkle-in-time-203789/movie-overview
A Wrinkle In Time opens in theaters March 9th.
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