Huge thank you to Disney and A Wrinkle in Time for sending over a fun box of goodies and a review copy of the HD Digital copy of the movie for us to unbox and review.
A Wrinkle in Time is out now on Digital HD and is available on Blu-Ray June 5th. Best Buy and Target are both offering exclusive editions of the Blu-Ray Release.
From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time. Based on the timeless classic and filled with spectacle, warmth and heart, this celebrated film follows an ordinary girl’s epic adventure and brave journey to save her family, with the ultimate triumph of love. Featuring an all-star cast including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Chris Pine, and eye-popping action—it’s fun for the whole family!
BLU-RAY& DIGITAL HD Bonus features include:
- 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)
- Audio Commentary featuring Director Ava DuVernay, Producer Jim Whitaker, Co-Screenwriter Jennifer Lee, Production designer Naomi Shohan, First assistant director Michael Moore, Editor SpencerAverick, and VFX supervisor Rich McBride
- Original Songs/Music Videos
- “I Believe” performed by DJ Khaled featuring Demi Lovato
- “Warrior” performed by Chloe x Halle
On May 30th I live-tweeted my first viewing of A Wrinkle in Time – search the #PTBwatch hashtag or click HERE to see the thread. I had a blast with gifs and tweeting my non-spoilery thoughts. I very much enjoyed the movie. I don’t remember reading the book in grade school, so this was my first encounter with Madeleine L’Engle’s story and characters. I thought it was a very good middle-grade story. I liked that it kept things simple and accessible, and in movie form, it’s perfect for a wide age range of viewers.
The basic plot is Meg’s dad disappears 4 years before the start of the story. He was a renowned scientist who lost his standing in the community when he started talking about traveling by creating wrinkles in time. He disappeared shortly after this talk. Meg has to deal with the fallout of her dad’s disappearance and is bullied at school. After a particularly bad day at school that marked the 4th anniversary, Mrs. Whatsit (played by Reese Witherspoon) shows up at her house. We find out that she’s been visiting with Meg’s little brother, Charles Wallace, for a period of time and that her dad was right about his theories and he’s still alive. This starts a series of events that have Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin, a boy from Meg’s class, tessering with Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which to other dimensions to find her dad.
The visuals in this movie are amazing. So vibrant and dramatic. And the costumes for Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which are amazing. When the story goes to the other dimensions, some of the special effects are a little obvious at points, not as smooth as one would expect. But this doesn’t take away from the overall feel of the movie.
The child actors totally outshine the adult actors in the movie. They were amazing and were the reason the movie worked so well. They were believable and heartwarming and just pure magic.
Overall, the movie was a solid 3.5 (out of 5) for me. Great movie for elementary and middle school viewers and parents will enjoy watching it too.
You can watch my unboxing video where I see what all the goodies were that came with the Digital HD review copy of the movie. Thank you, Sophie, for hosting to me over at All Things Equilateral. And again thank you Disney and A Wrinkle in Time for the goodies.