Mrs. Which said it best… “Be A Warrior”! That is such a powerful statement to make when you realize that deep down you have the courage to do what needs to be done.
We had the pleasure of experiencing the movie, Disney’s A WRINKLE IN TIME! I knew we had to see it when my daughter demanded we see it and my son made a deal to be able to see the movie once it was released. You might remember when I talked about my son and his willingness to read the book before he saw the movie (Boys Who Read). Well, he finished the book and now we were ready to see the movie for ourselves.
Ava DuVernay did a fantastic job with the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic 1962 YA fantasy novel A Wrinkle In Time. She was able to infuse the important elements of the book while bringing those and other elements to life. I often wish I had the capability to think beyond because that is such a creative attribute to possess especially for a director of her caliber.
All of the characters (large and small) played a part in helping Meg, Charles Wallace and Calvin O’Keefe along their journey. However, lets quickly discuss the three main children.
Meg was a beautiful and powerful young woman who had no idea of her worth. She didn’t know that she was strong, she didn’t know she was beautiful, she didn’t know she was smart, but the beauty of this character is that she realized that she is all those things and more and when it counted. I can see why so many young ladies can relate to her, including my own daughter. There is a point in the movie when she’s faced with who she thought she wanted to be but realized that being who she is, is more than enough.
Charles Wallace was an inquisitive young lad who was just as intelligent as his adopted sister. He read books and was always searching for more knowledge. That is a wonderful trait and I can see those same fantastic traits in my own son.
Calvin O’Keefe was a wonderful spirit who was supportive, adventurous and knew when his own strength mattered. He didn’t follow the pack and that is a trait I wish other young people would adopt.
Mrs.Who, Mrs. Which & Mrs.Whatsit
These three angelic beings were the awe-inspiring guides of this journey. Each being brought a unique trait to the table. Separately they were amazing but together they were a powerful force.
Take a quick look at a clip featuring Mrs. Whatsit:
The entire movie has the perfect balance of color, visual imagery and knew when and where it was appropriate to bring in the darkness without making it scary. I am a visual person, so just seeing how the colors and set design was displayed gave me life. The costuming was a masterpiece and was perfect without looking cumbersome for the actors. There is nothing wrong with being transported to a magical world of wonder.
With any perfectly told family movie, there should be a discussion about the movie and what it means to everyone that experienced it. This movie is no exception. After the movie, I asked both of our children what were their thoughts. My daughter said that she loved it (which I knew to be true because I watched her during the movie and she had a beautiful big smile on her face and even wiped away tears). My son (on the other hand) said, “I’d give it 3 out of 5 stars”! I said, “why?” He said, “because when I read the book, that’s not what the characters looked like in my head, but overall I loved it”. He brought up a good point, as a school librarian I understand what happens when you read a great book. You have an image in your head about what the characters and environment look like. That doesn’t mean that you are wrong in your thought process but reading allows you to imagine far beyond your normal thoughts. When you see that book come to life, you analyze to see if your thoughts are similar.
Because I love family activities, check out some of the cool printables you can use to create your own family discussion.AWrinkleInTimeFamilyActivities
This movie was wonderfully told and was a great film for the entire family to see. I would recommend it for families of all ages. However, if your little ones are under the age of 5, be sure to base your decision on your individual child.
The only negative was on the part of the theatre. They did not have the poster for the movie displayed. I am not sure why, but we searched and searched but couldn’t find it. We ended up at the Disney Store within the mall where they displayed the motion posters. I would have loved to take the traditional photo in front of the poster. You know how that is!
Have you seen A Wrinkle In Time? If so, please share your thoughts.
A WRINKLE IN TIME is now playing in theatres everywhere!
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Until Next Time!