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“A Wrinkle in Time” invokes curiosity and adventure

Have you ever wondered what constitutes the fabric of the universe, what makes up our constructs of space and time?  “A Wrinkle in Time” tells the story of a young girl named Meg who is the daughter of two physicists. Her father mysteriously disappears after being ostracised for his outrageous claims that people could manipulate the space-time continuum, or in other words, create “a wrinkle in time.”  

While everyone has chosen to believe that Meg’s father fell prey to his insanity, Meg clings onto the hope that he is alive and out exploring the cosmos.  When three peculiar beings approach them, Meg, her younger brother Charles Wallace, and her neighbor Calvin embark on an extradimensional journey to decipher the truth about Meg and Charles Wallace’s father.  

Directed by Ava DuVernay and starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Storm Reid, “A Wrinkle in Time” is a fun and warm-hearted story of a female heroine and her love and dedication to her family.  Following the recent trends of representation of minorities in movies like “Black Panther” and “Coco,” “A Wrinkle in Time” features an African American female protagonist. It seems to be another film that will continue this transition to a culture of representation in the entertainment industry.

However, the movie was not as well executed as it could have been. There are portions of the movie that seem to drag on senselessly. The images and special effects do not disappoint, though. Despite the fact that science described in the movie is not meant to be taken seriously, you can’t help but ponder on the constructs of the reality that we live in. “A Wrinkle in Time” contains sci-fi that inspires curiosity about time, space, and our universe.

Though a fun and interesting tale of adventure and courage, nothing about the movie particularly stood out. All around, “A Wrinkle in Time” was a mediocre film.