A Disney film with under a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes??? When I saw that, I raced to the theaters to watch this film. After watching it, my immediate reaction was
You remember that ONE book you were forced to read back in the 4th grade? You don’t remember anything about the book anymore, but you vaguely remember the title. Disney decided to give your vague memory a 100 million dollar budget and made one of the most boring films of the 2010s. The film begins with a girl named Meg Murry (Storm Reid) whose scientist dad (Chris Pine) somehow got lost in the universe and went missing. Now the film calls him a scientist but as the film explains it, he got lost going from one dimension to another meaning there isn’t any real science being used here and with that, the film quickly falls apart. The plot is so poorly constructed that it very difficult to understand and isn’t interesting enough to try to understand it. A Wrinkle In Time is carried by Reid, who just isn’t that good of an actress. Every time the kids are on-screen, their wooden acting takes you out of the film. With all the hype around Orpah, she really adds nothing to it and I don’t know what people were expecting to begin with.
If you are a fan of the book, the film doesn’t really follow much of the formula at all of it begging the question “Then why make the film in the first place?”. The biggest knock on Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time is that it’s simply not interesting. The entire experience produces nothing but indifference which is the worst thing any film could do. It’s clear that Disney wanted this film to represent a victory for diversity on the heels of Black Panther, instead, we got a boring incomprehensible tale that angers fans of the book and is an early favorite for top 10 worst of the year. But hey, B+ for visuals???