A Wrinkle in Time follows Meg Murry (Storm Reid) as she sets off on an adventure throughout the cosmos to rescue her father Alex (Chris Pine) with the help of three mysterious astral travelers (Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling).
Storm Reid was great as the main character. She manages to carry the movie based on her performance alone. A Wrinkle in Time had an overall decent cast.
Not only that, the movie had some heartwarming scenes. The emotional scenes, especially the ones that involve Reid and Pine, felt genuine thanks to their performances.
The visual effects for A Wrinkle in Time were so atrocious, they make Black Panther’s visuals look like Blade Runner in comparison. The CGI for this movie felt rather unconvincing, especially the giant Oprah Winfrey (I wish I was making that up). I know that I’m supposed to suspend my disbelief when watching A Wrinkle in Time, but I couldn’t help but notice the obvious green screen effects.
It takes a while for the plot of A Wrinkle in Time to kick in. The movie’s pacing suffers because of this. Although the three actresses playing the three misses are fine, I felt their only purpose within this movie is to give exposition whenever it’s convenient for the plot. For a movie that deals with the topic of time travel, plot holes are inevitable.
The supporting characters for this movie weren’t that great either. The character of Calvin O’ Keefe (Levi Miller) has little to no development. He literally just shows up out of the blue without any pretext. As for Deric McCabe’s performance, I felt he was unconvincing in his portrayal of Charles Wallace Murry due to his young age. I get the fact that his character is supposed to be a child prodigy, but his dialogue felt unnatural.
THE FINAL VERDICT
Although I give this movie credit for being ambitious, A Wrinkle in Time is a mess in terms of both story and visual effects. Just like 2015’s Tomorrowland, I wish it had a better execution.