I was going to go into this big rant about people who are still under the Wakanda flames talking down on this beautiful movie, but it wouldn’t give the glory and magnificent review that this movie deserves. First the cover and poster gives off the magic that you feel when you are in a movie theatre with the surround sounds. The feeling of joy, just joy and power! Hindsight it shows you all of what the movie was about, and all the people who it surrounded – and the true hero!
A Wrinkle in Time was a beautiful adaptation of a childrens book where a little girl, Meg, who is a genius, with a brother, Charles Wallace, who is adopted and also a genius of a different type. Both different from others, were being bullied and treated unfairly during the 4th year anniversary of their fathers disappearance. See their father, also a genius, was a scientist and knew he was smarter than most. He didn’t have time to wait for the rest of the world to catch up, he wanted to prove the world that he and his brilliant wife was right about alternative worlds.
While doing this, he becomes lost. Lost in another dimension. Lost during a wrinkle of time. Charles Wallace called on the helpers of the universe, Ms Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which. This is where the story gets so interesting, see Meg is not as trusting as her younger brother, Charles Wallace and doesn’t trust these people. She has no idea where they come from and they speak in rhymes and quotes, and never fully answer your question. Besides they want her to tesser to different realms, because they say they know where her father is.This movie was beautiful and created another young black female hero that my daughters look up to and admire. It showed them that we as females don’t need anyone’s permission, not even their fathers, to be great!
This movie talked about self doubt, accepting your flaws and loving who you are. It talks about standing up to the people who act ugly and accepting that might not be who they truly are. This movie has messages that every kid, especially every little girl, should see. I took my daughters to see this in theaters and this was my six year old first time at the movie theater and she cried, laughed and felt every emotion that the film was trying to convey.
Ava DuVernay (last weeks feminist friday) did an amazing adaptation of this book that my daughters cannot wait to watch it again and again as a purchased copy. Oprah, Reese, Mindy and Chris Pine did amazing as always but the stars of the show was Storm Reid and Deric McCabe. Gugu Mbatha-Raw once again was an amazing supporting cast member. And the music that is on the soundtrack – Sade came out of hiding and provided a beautiful song called Flower of the Universe, which incorporates the film. Chloe x Halle also provided a strong song called Warrior, as well as Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled with I Believe. The scoring was a perfect match to a beautiful film. If you haven’t seen it, I suggest you go see it again and again. Its well worth it.
Good job Ava, I cannot wait to see what you bring to the big screen next – there is already rumors, have you heard them?