Rated: PG for thematic elements and some peril. Reviewed by: Gerry Release date: March 9, 2018 Released by: Walt Disney Pictures
I viewed this film on Saturday afternoon at a four o'clock showing. I enjoyed the movie and would recommend it with enthusiasm. The movie is basically a search for the father of a young teenaged girl, whose brilliant scientist parent has gone missing in a universe where he is working on time and space travel.
The young heroine is named Meg Murry, played by Storm Reid, who delivered a fine understated performance. Meg is guided in her quest by three fairy godmother types named Mrs. Which, Mrs. Who, and Mrs Whatsit. These three point out paths to follow and things to avoid along the journey. Isn't it surprising that Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey) was twice the size of the other two guides? Meg is accompanied on her rescue mission by her precocious younger brother, Charles Wallace Murry and a kind of boyfriend type character. They fly through time and space in pursuit of Meg's father (Chris Pine), who has been absent for four full years. Meg and her two companions overcome fire storm and terrifying creatures and finally seem headed home when the little brother turns traitor. Meg overcomes lots of twists turns and some very intriguing special effects. Disney rarely disappoints in this arena.
I would grade this movie as a solid A minus. I would recommend it to everyone. It is a great film for youngsters, and oldsters too. I also enjoyed the role of Mrs. Whatsit as played by Reese Witherspoon. She appears to be aging very gracefully.
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