I went to the movies to see “A Wrinkle in Time” based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle. A fellow slicer bemoaned earlier this week about novels versus film adaptations – as in if you’ve read the book, especially if you liked the book, don’t go see the movie. I fully understand that viewpoint. Rarely are films as good as the source material. Including this one.
Granted it is a little messy in driving the plot forward in some places, but that’s almost a trope with adaptations. It is lavish and so beautifully filmed. The costuming details are amazing. Visually stunning. The casting is spot on. Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon are gems in their rolls. Storm Reid as movie lead, Meg Murray, is a doll. She captivates every scene she is in and she’s in almost every scene of the movie. Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace is simply adorable.
Still… It’s not the book.
You saw it coming, stop it,. Granted, I have not read the book in nearly two decades, but there are passages I do remember, that did not make the cut. All in all, with Ava DuVernay at the helm as director. it is a solid film and I’m glad I saw it.
Today is Day 9 of the March Slice Of Life Story Challenge.
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