I was given tickets to see a prescreening of the movie. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.
A Wrinkle in Time was one of my favorite books growing up. Originally, it was an assignment for school… you know. Read this book, we’ll discuss it and make sure you write about it for a grade. Except, I was one of those students who loved to read so I fell in love with this book. Meg was my hero. She was average but saved the world and saved her dad.
This is why I was so excited for this movie to come out.
One of my best friend’s daughter is the perfect age for the movie so I took both of them to the screening with me to enjoy the movie. Before we get into our review, here’s the basic synopsis of the movie:
Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who just want 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. ~From Disney
I want to pick up every daughter I know and take them to see this movie. Seriously.
Sometimes, everyone feels like Meg at some point. She’s gifted but just doesn’t know her potential yet. Throughout the movie, she has to learn for herself what everyone else already sees in her. The child in me was screaming because I had to go through that myself. A lot when I was little, but it sneaks up every now and then.
This movie shows children that you can find yourself. Even if you don’t believe in yourself right away. I’m definitely making sure my son sees the movie as well.
And we’re gonna get a little personal here:
I love that the couple is interracial. I love that Meg is mixed. It makes me think of my family and how important this movie will be for my daughter. Seeing a family like ours and a girl like her makes it even more special. Storm Reid did a great job bringing Meg to life. I love that she can be a role model for my daughter.