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'A Wrinkle in Time' is a big leap for its teenage star

'A Wrinkle in Time' is a big leap for its teenage star

Not a place somewhere over the rainbow you'd want to travel to.

Continuing this year's tend of diverse cinematic spectacles, "A Wrinkle In Time" adapts this incredible journey and unexpected discovery from the novel written by Madeleine L'Engle. The film keeps you guessing through the whole hour and 49 minutes and that makes it interesting. The wonderful use of CGI pops the new world out of the screen giving a peaceful and positive perspective of that dimension.

If you're a fan of the novel, seeing "A Wrinkle in Time" on the big screen is a fun, if shallow, experience. They were able to make that work and here I am.

Though he applauds actors Zach Galifianakis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Joe Morgenstern calls A Wrinkle in Time "a magical mystery tour minus the magic and mystery, and a great disappointment", at the Wall Street Journal. She is accompanied by her younger brother, Charles Wallace, and a high school boy, Calvin O'Keefe. They all live with the thought of him deserting the family without a reason. She's given up hope of ever seeing him again, but then her little brother Charles Wallace introduces her to three unusual women who take them both on an adventure across space in an attempt to save the universe from the dark.

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Obviously, the movie is based on a beloved childhood classic - one that some have said would be nearly impossible to film. When pacing and editing are really off, it can lead to disorientation, and once lost, viewers may choose not to get back into a movie. Her grades started to drop and she would never let people in on her life to help her.

One handsome surprise for adults and children alike is the diversity of the cast - and how nobody even makes a big deal of it. You get to watch her transform before your eyes, sometimes literally, and it's a attractive performance. She found out that all this negative energy she gave off would strip her of a happy and productive future. Oprah is randomly 20 feet-tall yet completely unfazed, Reese Witherspoon has the power to turn into a flying artichoke but doesn't actually do anything with it and Michael Peña randomly appears only to turn into a crumpled puppet.

The obstacles and challenges that Meg faces while searching for her father begin to help her see herself differently.

Early critical opinion on the film is divided, and we'll know soon how audiences respond to DuVernay's first attempt at a blockbuster. This will make you feel relieved by reestablishing your positivism. It's hard to imagine yourself in that world, it's hard to connect to, and in the end, just feels like a big simulation. There are truths here, and the central message about not giving into fear and appreciating your differences is valuable, but they tend to come off as platitudes rather than something more substantive. Through the plains, the forest, and the backgrounds of the mountains or the sky, it was all lovely in a natural sense. Whereas the book conveyed a "dreaminess", the art direction in this Disney flick, and its heavy reliance on CGI, allow for elements "so bright and polished ... that they look videogame-ish", Livingstone writes. Many so-called "family" movies are rated "PG-13", with coarse humor.