Still riding the wave of their box-office phenomenon Black Panther, Disney hits it out of the park yet again with another beautiful, heartfelt and powerful story with A Wrinkle in Time. Based on Madeline L’Engle’s classic young adult novel published in 1962 director Ava DuVernay (Selma), was determined to include a diverse cast and crew that resembled the real world. While the racial diversity did feel somewhat forced at first, it was soon forgotten as the relationships became more real, and everything kind of fell into place, just as DuVernay hoped it would.
The story begins when blonde haired, blue eyed Mr. Murray (Chris Pine, Wonder Woman, Star Trek) accidentally discovers a new form of space travel and disappears trough a Tesseract. His multi-racial, curly haired daughter Meg (Storm Reid, 12 Years A Slave) is heartbroken as she’s forced to endure bullying, self-doubt, an aloof principal (Andre Holland), and all the normal teenage heightened emotions and troubles that audiences expect from a young woman whose father seemingly abandoned her when she was a little girl. Still, Meg doesn’t want to believe her dad is really gone, even while the world wants her to think that he did indeed leave her and the family, with no plans on returning.