People. This is not a drill. My fourth grade literary heart is swelling to sizes of unknown proportions. I remember in Ms. Austern’s class, reading A Wrinkle In Time, and becoming swept away by Meg, Charles Wallace, Calvin and their interactions with Mrs. Which, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Whatsit. After completing the book, we then took in a stage play where we were swept away to the version of the darkness and the defeat of it, as a class of 32.
From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light. Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who just wants to fit in. The daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother, Charles Wallace, but she has yet to realize it for herself. Complicating matters is the mysterious disappearance of Mr. Murry, which has left Meg devastated and her mother broken-hearted. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin to three celestial beings (Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who) who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they embark on their formidable quest. Travelling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil force. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must face the darkness within herself in order to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness rapidly enveloping the Universe.
I’m going to go on record to say that this is also another Disney film that I have been highly anticipating. I love Disney in general, but there have been only a handful of films that I’ve purchased advance tickets to. This year, it’s been Black Panther and our second set of advance tickets will be for A Wrinkle in Time. My ladybug is the same age that I was when I was first introduced to the book, and there is a little part of me that wants her to be as enthralled with it as I was. If not, I still have my memories. But I’m not worried.
And can we talk about the imagery, costumes and cinematography?! With heavy hitters like Oprah, Mindy Kaling, Ava Duvernay and Reese Witherspoon, along with newcomer Storm Reid – this movie is going to amaze us. Don’t you think? I sure do wish that we could definitely wrinkle time to get to March 9th! Will you be going? Let me know below. Until next time.
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A WRINKLE IN TIME opens in theatres everywhere on March 19, 2018!