When I first heard that A Wrinkle in Time was going to be coming out in 2018 it was not a movie I felt I “had to see”. Then when it started getting close to it arriving in theaters my husband made a comment or two that it was a movie he would love to go see. I know it was a book that one of my kids had to read in high school, but not one I had ever read. So I ordered our tickets and we went to see it this past Saturday. After watching it I have thought a lot about the movie and the parts that have stuck with me since.
Not the best picture, but I guess that is what I get for taking a picture right before the movie starts.
In case you have not heard of A Wrinkle in Time I am going to include a brief synopsis of it below.
From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic that takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light, good versus evil and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.
Walt Disney Studios presents “A Wrinkle in Time,” directed by Emmy® winner and Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar-winner Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle. The film is produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand with Doug Merrifield and Adam Borba serving as executive producers, and stars two time Academy Award® nominee Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which; Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy winner Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit; Emmy nominee Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who; Storm Reid as Meg Murry; Levi Miller as Calvin; Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Mrs. Murry; Michael Peña as Red; with two-time Emmy winner Zach Galifianakis as the Happy Medium and Emmy nominee Chris Pine as Mr. Murry.
6 Things I Took Away from the Movie
- We live in a world where hate runs rampant. It creates bullies, loss of self-worth, and the ability to feel it is ok to hurt others to make oneself feel better about their own life. This is represented by the darkness that is shown in the movie termed as the “IT” and the “man with the red eyes”.
- Not only are kids mean, but adults as well seem to show by their actions that it is ok to belittle another through their actions.
- Believing in yourself is the strongest ‘power’ you can have in order to go further in your life.
- When you surround yourself with positive people, and people that believe in you, you can go far and defeat the odds.
- We all at one time or another in our lives have felt like a misfit, but normally due to different reasons.
- When another person’s life seems easy, there is probably more to it than meets the eye. Everyone has something that they are dealing with in their own life. So before a person bullies another person they should see what is going on in their own life before hurting another.
Keep your eye out for Storm Reid (plays Meg Murry), as I think we are going to see many great things from her in the coming years.
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A WRINKLE IN TIME opened in theatres everywhere on Friday, March 9th!