Hey guys! Yesterday I watched A Wrinkle in Time, and I am surprised and VERY disappointed. P.S. If you want to watch it and don’t want any spoilers, then don’t read any further… Have a good day! For those of you who have read the book, you do not need to read the next 3 paragraphs. 🙂
I read the book about it when I was about 7 (I think, I don’t remember) for school, and I loved it. It is about a girl named Meg Murry. Her parents are scientists, and they are GENIUSES. Her dad goes missing for 4 years, and no one knows why. Then, a woman dressed in rags named Mrs. Whatsit comes to her house at night, and tells her mother that there is such a thing as a tesseract.
The next day that she is walking with her brother, Charles Wallace (Remember that he has BLUE EYES) (she has twin siblings, too), and her dog, Fortinbras, she meets Calvin O’Keefe (he is the third of 11 kids), who is a 14 year old in 11th grade. Charles Wallace leads them into an abandoned house, where they meet Mrs. Who. After they leave, they invite Calvin to their house, and they take another walk, and that’s where they meet Mrs. Which.
Long story short, they Tesser to find Meg’s dad, who is in Camazotz, where The It is… They get him, leave Charles Wallace, and then Meg comes back for him, and they get away from “The Black Thing” (Which is The It).
This is what the movie did:
The beginning starts okay-ish… Mrs. Whatsit comes to their house and tells their mom that there’s such a thing as a Tesseract, and then she leaves. One problem though…..
There are no TWINS!!!!!!!!
They are supposed to be mentioned, but they aren’t! And, Charles Wallace is adopted in the movie! AND, Charles Wallace is supposed to have BLUE EYES (Also, he’s not Asian in the book)!
It gets WORSE.
In the book, they Tesser to a 2-dimensional planet, and they skip that in the movie! Then, they don’t add the fact that Mrs. Whatsit is a STAR!
And the Happy Medium part is all wrong, and Calvin’s family is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT (the movie made it seem like he was an only child),Also, They skip Aunt Beast!!!! And they add a part that they have to get over a wall which doesn’t happen in the book!
I could go on and on, but I’m not, because I have friends coming over soon to make costumes for a play that we’re in, so, to wrap this up, IF YOU BECOME A MOVIE DIRECTOR AND DO A MOVIE BASED ON A BOOK, READ THE BOOK FIRST. Thank you for reading this, and I hope you have a good rest of your day.