A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Review

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Meg does not fit in at school at all and struggling to cope with her fathers disappearance four years ago, three peculiar beings show up and she gets sent along with her brother Charles Wallace and a boy from school Calvin into space to find him.

Travelling to different parts of the universe with three strange women Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which all of whom we don’t ever really have any idea what they are and what they are supposed to be doing. They look very strange and talk in weird ways but never are they actually any help within the plot or to the audience. I seriously had no idea what was going on for pretty much the whole film.

The opening I guess wasn’t too bad as we see Meg trying to cope being a teenager and dealing with school, or not dealing with it when we see her behaviour. Not helped out by her younger brother who don’t worry gets even more annoying as the film goes on. I’ll mention more about that later!

We also have to think about the cast Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey all involved surely that can only be a good thing? You may fall into the trap that it will therefore work and be good. None of them are in it long enough to make full impact and worthwhile which is a big shame really.

Storm Reid is never really given much of a chance when you think about the awful material she had to work with so not a very successful first major feature, throw in Levi Miller as Calvin who doesn’t really have an important role at all, that character could have been taken out and it would have made no difference at all. Dedric McCabe given the awful annoying young kid role which really does not take long to get annoying at all.

I am guessing that part of the idea behind the film was to think about what else might be out there and it is all only possible because of love. But that evil can spread a lot quicker than anything else in the world. Which again does not really work out very well in terms of the delivery in the film. At times it felt as though the film had been cut apart and put back together missing out on many different plot points and character development as we have a severe lack of everything in this terrible film that made it to the cinema screens.

Charles Wallace. Seriously how many times did his name had to be said throughout the film? Why a full name as well, I know it might seem a very strange thing to be complaining about but when the film was that bad everything begins to annoy you! This was one of the things that certainly made it worse for me. I am hoping that I am not the only one who felt this way about this part!

I am actually very disappointed that I caught this film, which just happened due to being off work this week with it only having early screenings. A total waste of time so seriously avoid this film at all costs, it offers absolutely nothing at all.

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