Based on Madeleine L’Engle‘s 1965 Newbery Medal-winning science fiction novel, A Wrinkle in Time follows the story of teenager Meg Murray, played in the film by Storm Reid, whose scientist father learns of something “tesseract” before vanishing without a trace. With the help of her younger brother, Charles Wallace, her fellow student, Calvin O’Keefe, they go on a journey through time and space to rescue their father from an evil force that is holding him prisoner on another planet.
The new Walt Disney live-action adaptation is directed by Ava DuVernay and features an all-star cast including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Zack Galifianakis, among others. It was also through DuVernay that English sophisti-pop group Sade would return with their first original track in eight years.
A Wrinkle In Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) features six original songs as well as a remix of the brand new Sade single, “Flower of the Universe” by producer No I.D., and the original film score by Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi.
The album also features a powerhouse collaboration by DJ Khaled and Demi Lovato on the track, “I Believe,” an inspirational song about believing in yourself. It’s followed with an awe-inspiring performance by Australian singer-songwriter Sia that almost seems too perfect for the big screen. The song, “Magic,” is co-produced/co-written by Jesse Shatkin and mixed by Grammy Award-winner mixer Serban Ghenea.
Kehlani delivers an emotionally compelling performance on the track, “Let Me Live,” which is followed by the catchy and empowering “Warrior” by R&B sister-duo Chloe x Halle.
But perhaps the biggest surprise of the album is the track, “Park Bench People,” by California hip-hop collective, Freestyle Fellowship, which consists of rappers Aceyalone, Myka 9, P.E.A.C.E., and Self Jupiter. The track is the groups first single since their 2011 mixtape, Power Plant, and might be a hint that something more is in the works.
The fourteen song score from Djawadi is momentous and futuristic, painting a clear picture with sound of the kind of fantastic journey in the new film.
A Wrinkle in Time is now playing in theaters everywhere. For tickets and movie times visit moviefone.com.
RATING: 4 / 5