A Wrinkle in Time Review
The new film, A Wrinkle in Time, disappointed many fans when it was released on February 26. The film was based off a book written by Madeleine L’Engle in 1962, and it was filled with many details audience members would have liked to see in the movie. Unfortunately, the producers of the film chose to leave out small details and add new ones to save time, remove unnecessary aspects of the original book, and help fit the needs of the cast.
Fitting all the requirements for certain characters sometimes becomes unrealistic due to the complexity of their personality and relations to other characters in the film. In the movie, the producers tried to cut corners by changing the relationships between some of the roles to make it more realistic. In the original book, two of the main characters, Meg Murry and Charles Wallace Murry, were blood related brother and sister, but due to the difference of race between Charles Wallace and the others members of the Murry family, the producers decided to make Charles Wallace Murry adopted. This is also not the only member of the Murry family that was changed as some characters got completely deleted from the story. In the book, the Murrys had four children, Meg Murry, Charles Wallace, and a set of twins, but the twins never made it to the film because the producers felt they were unimportant to the story and would save them more time to leave them out.
Slightly changing the relationships between some of the characters in order to better the film is understandable, but making decisions that only confuse or irritate fans is not. In the very beginning of the film, the introductions between the characters felt rushed and did not explain each of the characters well enough. It was as if they jumped right in to the main part of the story with barely any details. This made fans confused to what was going on and even more so when they had to play catch up. The audio also confused and irritated some viewers. There were parts of the film that was played over by music making it harder to understand some of the dialogue. Even though the film was sometimes hard to hear, the music played in the film was very interesting and got a people to listen to the soundtrack.
Although there were a lots of things the audience disliked about the film, there were also parts of the film fans enjoyed such as the costume design and graphics. In the film, characters like Mrs.Who, Mrs.Whatsit, and Mrs.Which amazed their audience with ravishing and intricately designed attire. Fans and critics were also amazed with some of the graphic designs. The motion pictures were very vibrant with color and were found to be adorable to the audience.
It is commonly known fact that books are always better than the movie, and A Wrinkle in Time is no exception to this rule. When it comes down to it, the original story had way more details and was easier to understand than the film, but just because this is the case, does not mean it is not worth seeing. It is only recommended to read the book if there is any interest in seeing the film.