I just got back from seeing A Wrinkle in Time, which I enjoyed very much. Or as Mrs. Who would say:
Daaaaaang. — Tyler, American
Before I get into my mini-review and to keep this slice of life-y, I had an adventure at the kiosk when I got to the movies. First, the one machine’s touchscreen was all wonky and I could tap some things but not others. Then, the next two machines were out of printer paper. Plus, when I swiped my MoviePass, it didn’t work. After I had finally given up and gotten into the regular line, I remembered that I hadn’t checked into the theater, and that’s why my pass wasn’t working. So I checked in, went to a working kiosk, and finally got my tickets and right on time for the show.
(I normally would go through the regular line because I do not believe in self check-outs. However, since I hadn’t been to that theater with my MoviePass before, I wanted to swipe it on my own first to see what would happen. This is just who I am.)
Quick hits of what I liked:
– It was visually stunning.
– The chemistry between Calvin and Meg was A+++.
– Props to Madeleine L’Engle and Ava DuVernay for giving us a white adult male as the damsel in distress.
– Girls/women who love science and math. (“It’s simple physics,” says Meg. “IS IT???” Calvin and I say in response.)
– I thought it was modernized well, though they kept some of Calvin’s hokey dialogue. I mean, I want to believe a 14-year-old boy would tell a girl she doesn’t know how incredible she is, but I feel like he may not use those words.
– The kid who played Charles Wallace was pretty great.
– Meg was perfect. And I may or may not have gotten a touch teary/choked up during the whole Happy Medium sequence from when they landed on the planet and the conversation with Mrs. Which to, you know, when they left. (I am a little bummed that they made the Medium a man, though.) But, oh man, my heart clenched for Meg just the whole way through. And for Calvin!
There were only two things I really didn’t care for:
1. Chris Pine’s beard. I felt like younger him probably wouldn’t have had it in quite the same way. Also, it was hideous. And his hair! I mean, he’s cute. Just let the man be cute.
2. The ending showdown was a little confusing but only because I found myself wondering where certain characters were relative to the scene.
It’s a story for our time and all that. So, I recommend checking it out if you haven’t already. It’s nice seeing the visuals on the big screen, for sure.