Wrin­kles wel­comed

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Film -

IT’S about time pre-teen girls got a live-ac­tion, big-screen ad­ven­ture film of their own.

Dis­ney has been scor­ing big lately with an­i­mated films driven by strong, young fe­male char­ac­ters with Frozen, In­side Out and Moana, but now a flesh and blood char­ac­ter has a chance to shine.

Seven years ago, Meg (Storm Reid) and Charles Wal­lace’s (Deric Mccabe) sci­en­tist fa­ther (Chris Pine), who spe­cialised in astro­physics, went miss­ing and has not been heard from since.

The com­mu­nity thinks he aban­doned his fam­ily, but the chil­dren still have hope that he will re­turn one day.

Out of the blue, the sib­lings are vis­ited by ce­les­tial be­ings Mrs What­sit (Reese With­er­spoon), Mrs Which (Oprah Win­frey) and Mrs Who (Mindy Kal­ing), who take them on a tesser­act (space travel) jour­ney to track down their dad.

While search­ing in an­other part of the uni­verse, they must find their dad be­fore the dark­ness, which is spread­ing rapidly, takes over ev­ery­thing.

Mix­ing magic and whimsy with sci­ence, A Wrin­kle In Time shows that it wants to have fun but treat its young tar­get au­di­ence like they have a brain.

There are some more ma­ture

Oprah Win­frey and Storm Reid in A Wrin­kle In Time.

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