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Get ready for a new fantastical journey in this new trailer for A Wrinkle in Time

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There was a time when a book like Madeliene L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time could’ve only been made as an animated movie, but thanks to the incredible visual effects we have today, the vast and incredibly imaginative world that she created can now be visualized in full live-action. And based on the trailers, it looks fantastic.

Unless you’re Michael Bay though there is more to a movie than simply visual spectacle and based on the source material, Disney should have enough of a story to back-up that visual spectacle to make it a potentially enthralling movie. One of the benefits of the source material is that it not only has great characters and a powerful story, it has all the components of a thought-provoking sci-fi story told in an easy to digest manner that is suitable enough for kids. Let’s hope that Disney doesn’t dumb it down too much and finds the right balance between sci-fi gobbeldy-goop and smarts.

And after this second trailer of the movie that final point is something which does concern me because while this trailer certainly only adds to what the story and visual effects have to offer, some of the dialogue comes across as a little silly. Hopefully, with a little more context it might offer more.

One thing you can’t fault though is the great case Disney has built around this film, which looks set to make it a true epic. The story follows Meg Murray (Storm Reid) as she searches for her astrophysicist father – Dr Alex Murray (Chris Pine) – along with her genius little brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) and classmate Calvin O’Keefe (Levi Miller). The trio receives help from three astral travellers named Mrs Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), and Mrs Who (Mindy Kaling), along the way. The film also stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Meg’s mother Dr Kate Murray, Michael Peña as Red, and Zach Galifianakis as Happy Medium.

A Wrinkle In Time, which also marks the first time any woman of colour (in Ana Duvernay) has been put in charge of a $100 million movie, looks set to light up the cinema screens when it releases in March of 2018. A potentially great sci-fi movie that is even more accessible for the kids than a Marvel or Star Wars movie. This film practically has blockbuster written all over it.

Last Updated: November 20, 2017


  1. RinceThis

    November 20, 2017 at 13:46

    Why do nearly ALL trailers have a rendition of an old song in them? Come on people! Looks great though. IMAX for sure.


    • Original Heretic

      November 20, 2017 at 15:06

      Would you rather hear a cool, old song in a trailer or something by one of today’s modern “artists”?


  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 20, 2017 at 14:46

    It looks stunning, but this is not a movie for me. It lost me when it went from sci-fi to fantasy, babbling about child warriors fighting darkness.


    • Original Heretic

      November 20, 2017 at 14:49

      No, dude, cmon. You really have an issue with THAT? Bear in mind…

      “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
      They wield the light of science.


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        November 20, 2017 at 15:02

        We all have things we don’t like, this is one of them.


        • Original Heretic

          November 20, 2017 at 15:03

          Exactly how long is the list of things you don’t like?


          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 20, 2017 at 15:18

            Well let’s see…

            People who wear hats while driving
            CF drivers
            Slow drivers in the right lane, usually CF drivers
            Audi drivers, and their poor cousins, BMW drivers
            People who don’t indicate when changing lanes or turning
            People who snooze at robots
            Trucks in peak hour traffic

            On second thought, this might take a while. Let’s just say “it’s a long list”.

          • Original Heretic

            November 20, 2017 at 15:25

            I sense much road rage in you.

            Oooo! How about drivers who treat a four way stop as a yield sign?!?

            There are so, SO many idiots on the road. I’ve often wished for shotguns to be installed in my vehicle. Not for killing anyone, just to shoot tyres of other cars out.
            Like those fuckers who decide not to join the queue of cars at the back, like a civilized person. No, instead, they have push in somewhere close to the front, because they’re SOOOOO much more important than everyone else.


          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            November 20, 2017 at 15:57

            Just laugh at them. They have enough of a problem being who they are in the first place.

          • Original Heretic

            November 20, 2017 at 16:02

            I’ll laugh at them when their car goes crashing into the sea!!

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            November 20, 2017 at 15:58

            What’s a CF driver? And why the hate for Audi/BMW drivers?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 20, 2017 at 16:08

            A CF driver is someone from a certain group of suburbs in the Western Cape in which the air somehow destroys their ability to drive properly. C for Cape, F for Fail.

            And while BMW drivers are usually singled out as people who didn’t spend extra to get indicators with their cars, I don’t think Audi drivers even realise other cars exist on the road.

          • HvR

            November 20, 2017 at 16:55



          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            November 20, 2017 at 18:48

            That’s funny. I always thought it was the Durban air that destroyed brain cells.

            As for not realising other cars exist, quite the contrary. There are TOO MANY CARS IN THE WAY.

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