“A Wrinkle in Time” is a visual spectacle of a children’s movie, painting a huge universe with multiple planets, strange characters and twisting sci-fi rules.
Adapting the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” merges science fiction and what feels like magic into pretty wide-reaching tale. At the center are three kids — Meg (Storm Reid), Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) and Calvin (Levi Miller) — who find themselves meeting extra-dimensional beings who enlist them in a quest across the universe.
That’s the sort of story that sounds like it might lend itself to a big-budget franchise, and with Disney turning out cinematic universes with both its Marvel movies and “Star Wars” films, audiences might wonder if they’re going to be teased for a future film. So is there a post-credits scene to see at the end of “A Wrinkle in Time,” or are you free to save your time and leave your seat before the lights come up?
If you’re the kind of person who likes to high-tail it to the bathroom when the credits roll, you’re in luck: There’s no post-credits scene to wait for at the end of “A Wrinkle in Time.” In fact, apart from a visually engaging trip across the locations the movie visits at the beginning of the credits, there’s nothing to see after the end of the movie.
It’s worth hanging around for the spectacle at the beginning of the credits, since “A Wrinkle in Time” is often a gorgeous, colorful movie. The story finds its kid protagonists traveling from planet to amazing planet in search of Meg’s missing father, Dr. Murry, with the help of Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling).
They Misses use their ability to “tesser,” or fold spacetime with their minds, to travel tens of light years at a time — instantly moving from one point in space and time to another. That lets the kids visit far-off worlds as they try to solve the mystery of what happened to Dr. Murry. “A Wrinkle In Time” might well lend itself to sequels, but for now, there’s nothing teasing you to tune in for another movie.