I was so excited to a get a review copy of Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time in the mail a few weeks ago. I had wanted to see the movie in the theater but never made it – life, kids, life! My oldest is only 5 so I also wanted to watch it for myself before making the decision to let him see it. Spoiler alert: I’ve let him watch it and he loved it just as much as I did!
Before we talk about the actual story, can we discuss the amazing visuals that we got in their movie. The costuming and makeup for Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which and Mrs. Whatsit are out of this world! I was blown away by how awesome it looked on my television screen and can only imagine the impact it had on the big screen. I thought the special effects were really well done too!
I also love the message behind the book and how the movie stayed true to it. That was the main reason I was excited for my son to watch it with me. It sparked some great discussion at the dinner table for the next few nights. Yes, some of it went a little over his head, but even he got the main message behind the film.
In Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time we met Meg Murray. Four years ago her father, a scientist, went missing and she’s never been able to move past that. With the help of her brother, Charles Wallace, and her friend, Calvin, Meg takes off through space and time with Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which and Mrs. Whatsit to find her father. She experiences things and learns lessons along that way that I think are relevant to all of us and this movie was a wonderful reminder!
The star-studded cast added just a little extra something to the film as well – but I may be biased because I’m a huge Reese Witherspoon fan!
Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time comes out on Disney Blu-ray and DVD on June 5th! Make sure you pick up a copy today – it’s a movie you’ll want to add to your Disney collection for sure!