A Wrinkle in Time (2003)
It’s been a fair amount of time since I’ve read the Madeleine L’Engle books, and therefore I think watching the movie was an easier and more enjoyable experience. I wasn’t caught in the trap of constantly comparing the two and trying to find the flaws in the adaptation. Even for as long as the movie was (over two hours), I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The acting was done really well, the boy playing Charles Wallace was spot on. He was also the little boy in The Ring, and I think he has a knack for roles of odd/precocious children. All the characters were basically what I remembered from the books. It was fun to get acquainted with them all again. The imagery in the movie was very vivid and encompassing. Parts were cheesy, like the travel through the tesseract, but that’s to be expected to a degree. And the movie didn’t take it too far, so while it was cheesy, it was still acceptable and easy to look past. The places they visited though, were amazing. I particularly enjoyed the cavern of the Happy Medium, where the glow worms fed off of laughter.
It was a very nice way to spend the evening, and I’m glad I decided to bump this to the top of my queue and watch it. I think it’s a great movie for kids and adults alike.