Archive for March 11th, 2018

Movie Mayhem – A Wrinkle In Time


A Wrinkle In Time — 2018; Directed by Ava DeVernay; Starring Storm Reid, Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Levi Miller and Daric McCabe

Sometimes I feel guilty when a movie comes out and I haven’t read the book it’s based on; sort of like a kid in school forgoing the book to watch the movie for a book report. Sometimes it can be better not to have read the book first, as the book is almost always  “better” than the movie. Not only do books allow for deeper exploration into why and how characters do what they do and the environments that surround them, but what’s produced on screen usually can’t compare to what you imagined on your own. At the same time, films can wind up being just as entertaining as their written counterparts, even as they alter or cut elements for time. In the case of A Wrinkle In Time, Disney’s new adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s fantastical book, having seen the movie without having read the book somehow makes me feel I’m missing something — as if there’s a secret in the book that didn’t transfer to the big screen. Read Full Review

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