If you follow me on social media (and if you don’t then, why don’t you?) then you know I’m pretty much all Wrinkle, all the time. HA! From the moment the announcement was made to the trailer being dropped I’ve been hype and I don’t think a day goes by that I’m not reminding y’all. In my first post about the movie, I said everyone should be excited because it was all our elementary school dreams coming true but it was brought to my attention via Facebook that there are actually people who have no idea what a Wrinkle in Time is about *gasp* ... Let me drop the trailer for you one more time before I get into it.
Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self - worth who just wants to fit in. The daughter of two world-renowned physicists , she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother, Charles Wallace, but she has yet to realize it for herself. Complicating matters is the mysterious disappearance of Mr. Murry, which has left Meg devastated and her mother broken-hearted . Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin to three celestial beings (Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who) who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they embark on their formidable quest. Travelling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil force. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must face the darkness within herself in order to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness rapidly enveloping the Universe.
So what exactly IS “A Wrinkle in Time”?
A Wrinkle in Time is the story of Meg Murry, a high-school-aged girl who is transported on an adventure through time and space via the act of tessering with her younger brother Charles Wallace and friend Calvin O'Keefe to rescue her father, a gifted scientist, from the evil forces that hold him prisoner on another planet.
Time/Space travel is a major theme in A Wrinkle in Time and the kids are able to “tesser” through time and space with the help of the Mrs. Ws. Tessering is essentially defined by Mrs. Whatsit in the novel as a mode of travel that uses the shortest route. She illustrates it by having Mrs. Who fold her skirt and allowing a bug to travel across the wrinkle providing a short commute. A complex concept, this is the easiest way that the Mrs. Ws are able to define this to Meg.
Who/what are the Mrs. Ws?
Described as “celestial beings”, the Mrs. Ws help the children on their quest to find Mr Murry and save him from the evil force holding him captive on another planet. Though all once novas or supernovas, they have distinct characteristics that set them apart.
So there you have it! I wanted to give y'all the basic basics without giving TOO much away if you haven't read the book and you're just anticipating the movie. Are you excited yet? Make sure you're following along with me and A Wrinkle in Time via social media for more sneak peeks and to stay up to date with all the movie happenings before the release.
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A WRINKLE IN TIME opens in theatres everywhere on March 9, 2018!