A powerhouse cast including Oprah, Reese Witherspoon and Zach Galifianakis star in the new Disney adventure film A Wrinkle in Time.
It follows a young girl on a quest to find her father who went missing after discovering a new planet.
Newshub entertainment editor Kate Rodger told The AM Show the film has great messages, but failed to connect with her.
"I'm not going to lie, I was disappointed," said Rodger.
"I think the messages in it are so great it's one of those films I don't really want to completely bag, because it's telling kids really good stuff.
"But the performances of the lead cast just weren't strong enough. The kids weren't strong enough... it's a little cringey in places."
A Wrinkle in Time is in New Zealand cinemas now.
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