Review | A Wrinkle In Time

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A girl and her friends search the Universe for her missing father.

Review © 2018 by Flytrap

A Wrinkle In Time

Written by:  Jennifer Lee, Jeff Stockwell,, based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle

Directed by: Ava DuVernay

Starring: Storm Reid, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Complete cast and crew are here

Rated PG
Running time: 109 Mins

Years after their father disappears, a young teenager searches the cosmos with the help of some extraordinary friends.

I had read the novel when it first came out, then had promptly forgotten it. I reread it recently and remembered why. This film is just as forgettable. As an adaptation, it faintly follows the novel, diverting a couple of times to show off some not-so-very-special effects. Mindy, Reese and Oprah are pretty much wasted, spending a lot of scenes just mugging at the camera. No attempt was made to improve on the story; in fact, I think they made it worse by rushing through some of the deeper tones the book attempted to explore.

I cannot recommend this one, although very young kids might like it. There are no post-credit scenes, so tesser out as soon as they start to roll.

Flytrap rating: 4/10

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