This film is somewhat of a mixed bag, one strength of this film is the imagination and ambition of the visuals. There are moments that this film is a visual marvel. Some of the set locations, as well as the visual effects, were absolutely breathtaking but there are also several moments when effects and greenscreens are distractingly unwieldy. There were also several emotionally impactful moments delivered by Storm Reid. The problem with the film is that the emotional moments lack depth in the characters.
One of my biggest issues with the film is that the story feels overly simplistic. This causes several narrative issues. The narrative issues then snowball into a pacing issue, with third act moving at lightspeed. The simplicity of the film also leaves several characters underused namely, Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling), Red (Michael Peña) and Dr. Kate Murray (Gugu Mbatha-Raw). All three of these characters, if used more effectively, could have added depth to the film.
Overall, A Wrinkle in Time was enjoyable to watch but the ambition and imagination outpaced the execution of the film. Although I still think kids will enjoy this film and it may be a film that kids of today look back on with nostalgia in 20 years.