Disney's A Wrinkle In Time - A Review #WrinkleInTime





BURBANK, Calif. (April 23, 2018) — Just in time for summer break, Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” from acclaimed director Ava DuVernay, comes home May 29 on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere and June 5 on Blu-ray™, 4K Ultra HD™, DVD and On-Demand. The stunning story of an ordinary girl’s extraordinary adventure through time and space offers exhilarating entertainment and positive messages for the whole family—encouraging self-confidence, inclusion and pushing imagination to the next level.

Families who bring home “A Wrinkle in Time” will go behind the scenes to meet the talented crafts persons, actors and filmmakers who brought to life every spectacular detail of this triumphant tale. Bonus material includes an extended featurette providing inside access to the A-list cast and crew; insightful audio commentary from director Ava DuVernay and team; deleted scenes; bloopers; and two music videos, including “I Believe” performed by GRAMMY®-nominated music mogul DJ Khaled and featuring GRAMMY®-nominated singer-songwriter Demi Lovato.

More than 50 years after Madeleine L’Engle’s young adult novel “A Wrinkle in Time” was awarded the prestigious Newbery Medal, the big-screen retelling of this timeless classic takes audiences on a transformative journey, exquisitely illustrated through jaw-dropping visual effects, a stirring musical score and diverse, star-studded cast. Three celestial guides, Mrs. Which (two-time Academy Award® nominee Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Oscar®, Golden Globe® and Emmy® winner Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Emmy nominee Mindy Kaling), come to Earth to share their wisdom and love with struggling eighth-grader Meg Murry (Storm Reid) as she journeys across dimensions with classmate Calvin (Levi Miller) and younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) in search of her father (Chris Pine), a world-renowned physicist who mysteriously disappeared four years ago.

As fantastical as the film’s premise and imagery may seem, “A Wrinkle in Time” centers on a universal human need that feels particularly relevant and relatable today. “This is a story about belonging,” says DuVernay. “It’s about a girl who just doesn’t feel strong in her mind, body and spirit. But through this epic journey, she finds her strength and learns that the center of the universe starts inside her. It’s about Meg feeling like she belongs in the universe and has a mighty part to play… as do we all.”


Bonus features include**:
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:
  • A Journey Through Time – Take an up-close look at the making of this magnificent movie with Director Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, and the cast and crew.
  • Deleted Scenes (with optional director audio commentary)
    • Ant on a String
    • Aunt Beast
    • Meg Learns About Calvin’s Dad
    • Papergirl
  • Audio Commentary
    • Director Ava DuVernay
    • Producer Jim Whitaker
    • Co-Screenwriter Jennifer Lee
    • Production designer Naomi Shohan
    • First assistant director Michael Moore
    • Editor Spencer Averick
    • VFX supervisor Rich McBride
  • Bloopers
  • Original Songs/Music Videos
DISC SPECIFICATIONS:
Product SKUs:                      4K Ultra HD (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital Copy), Multi-Screen                                                                     Edition (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy), DVD. Digital 4K
                                            UHD/HD/SD, Movies Anywhere, and On-Demand

Feature Run Time:               Approximately 115 minutes

Rating:                                 PG in U.S., PG in CE, and G in CF

Aspect Ratio:                        4K UHD Feature Film = 2160p Ultra-High Definition /
                                            Widescreen 2.39:1
                                            Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition                                                                                       / Widescreen 2.39:1
                                            DVD Feature Film = Widescreen 2.39:1

Audio:                                  4K UHD = English Dolby Atmos, English, French and Spanish 7.1
                                            Dolby Digital Plus, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
                                            Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA & 2.0 Descriptive
                                            Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
                                            DVD = English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks,
                                            English 2.0 Descriptive Audio

Languages/Subtitles:          4K UHD = English SDH, Spanish and French
                                            Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish and French
                                            DVD = English SDH, Spanish and French

                                            Digital = English SDH, Spanish and French (for some platforms

Closed Captions:                  English (DVD & Digital)

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ABOUT “A WRINKLE IN TIME” CAST AND CREW:

“A Wrinkle in Time” is 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.



The 411 by Maria:



It has been years since I read the book so this movie was brand new to me. Visually the movie was pretty interesting. 

Our main character Meg is played by an adorably cute Storm Reid who is perfect in her insecure, nerdy teen who is still upset of the loss of her father (played by Chris Pine) when he mysteriously disappeared.  She lives with her mother and her genius brother Charles Wallace who my daughter thought was utterly adorable. 

All seems somewhat normal in Meg's life. She's a teen trying to not give up on her dad while being tormented by the mean girls at school until Mrs. Whatsit played by Reese Witherspoon shows up at her home and mentions her father and the movie takes off. 

Our main character, her brother and a friend Calvin (Adorable Levi Miller) end up on a search to find dad through realms, and planets full of wonder, color, CGI effects, a very large Oprah and of course good versus evil which is always the basis of all good movies.

I enjoyed it enough. There were moments when I thought it was a bit of a stretch but loved the relationship between brother and sister and who doesn't want a little girl to find her loving father? 

Chris Pine is BTW the perfect daddy; loving, attentive and full  of wisdom. 

My favorite character is Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit.
 
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered 


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