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Movie Review: A Wrinkle In Time

Natalie Elischer, Staff Movie Reviewer

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A Wrinkle In Time Movie Review

Soundtrack

B?

It was probably good. It wasn’t noticeably bad, but also it just wasn’t noticeable. I couldn’t hear it over, “Charles Wallace! Charles Wallace! Charles Wallace! Charles Wallace!”

 

Fantasy/Adaption

B-

Wait… shhh… Can you hear that? It’s the sound of disappointment. Look, this movie sounds amazing on paper but really that’s it. The original book, A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle, was first published in 1962. This is the perfect example of books that simply can’t be adapted into movies. There’s way too much story and way too much imagination to fit onto one screen.

 

Plot

B-

A mess.

 

Characters

B

Alright, here we go. The children acted their hearts out and they did fantastic, but the way these characters were written was underwhelming. Chris Pine did pretty well, but many of the adults seemed not all there. Spoilers: I really wish that the evil thing (don’t even remember it’s name) didn’t “corrupt” Charles Wallace. It would have been a lot cooler if he was evil the entire time, if he was the evil thing. But toss that, here’s a really confusing plot twist and it gets solved with… the power of love?

 

Overall

B-

Everything that was supposed to raise this movie up let it down. Many actors were disappointing, as was the dialogue, book to screen adaption, and CGI. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of the visuals were beautiful and wonderfully done, but you would think that Disney would have a bit more money to throw around for a giant leaf lady. It’s not like they own the majority of popular entertainment consumption or anything. This movie is alright for kids, I guess. It’s really hard to follow.

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