My Thoughts On 'A Wrinkle in Time'

Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 book, A Wrinkle in Time, is now a motion picture and playing in cinemas. 

The first thing I noticed when I walked into the theater was how packed it was with children and their parents. As a college student, I felt awkward taking a seat and staying for the two-hour movie. But since I read the book when I was a kid, I wanted to see how they would translate the words on the pages to the big screen. 

The cast was incredible! Even though I found that the movie simplified the story, and probably tried to cut down costs by cutting out the twin siblings in the Murray family, all the roles were played amazingly.

You have three magnificent women. Oprah, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. They had a great dynamic on screen together, but I feel like their roles were overshadowed by their continuous costume changes every time they “tessered.”

Mindy Kaling probably had one of the most extravagant outfits, which represented a range of cultures from around world. 

There’s also Charles Wallace, the six-year-old prodigy, played by Deric McCabe. He's the most adorable man I’ve ever seen on screen. He plays a smart little kid who knows his vocabulary really well. I was honestly in awe of this actor’s performance skills.

Then you have Chris Pine and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who play the Murray parents. Both are just absolutely aesthetically stunning as a couple. I enjoyed watching their scenes together because of how beautiful they looked together. 

Finally, there was Zach Galifianakis. He plays a character called the Happy Medium, who brings comic relief into the mix. Funny as always, he brought his charming nature to make the children in their seats laugh.

Overall, I enjoyed the movie, but it would have been better if I could have watched it as a kid because my imagination just doesn’t stretch out that far anymore. It felt like watching a series of colorful ribbons and sparks fly across the screen.