‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Review: Disney Trips on a Tesseract

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‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Review: Disney Trips on a Tesseract

If there’s a secret to a successful screen adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time,” it’s still secret. Disney’s version of the Madeleine L’Engle young-adult novel is a magical mystery tour minus the magic and mystery, and a great disappointment, since there were so many reasons to root for the film’s success. It’s a racially diverse production with elaborate sci-fi trappings centered on Meg Murry (Storm Reid), a smart, brave girl who is searching distant planets for her vanished father. It’s also the first time a black woman, Ava DuVernay, has directed a megabudget studio spectacular. But a vital spark is missing, and all the…

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