Very true to the Book...
... Well, for a TV adaptation of a book that is.
First off, I'm a BIG fan of "A Wrinkle in Time".
There where somethings that where left out (mostly for timing I would
guess), and something changed, most notably *IT* wasn't a personality
the same way *IT* was in the book. Instead the Red Eyed Man's role was
beefed up, and he was more or less the mouth piece of *IT*. Frankly,
(and I'm soooo sorry for saying this) I think *IT* having it's original
role from the book would not have translated very well at all.
Somethings work in a book, some on TV show, some on a TV movie, and
some on a BIG SCREEN movie, but one will not inherently translate to
Granted, the CGI wasn't ILM quality, but hey, special effects are just
a tool to HELP tell a story, if it does the job, fine with me, photo
quality CGI isn't what makes a movie/story great (coughs *Star Wars:
Episode II*) it's the writing. In particular the characterization of
the people in the story.
Katie Stuart, Gregory Smith, and David Dorfman all played the role's of
Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace extremely well. Which is why on the
whole I give it a 9 out of 10.
The only REAL low point was with the Happy Medium. Sorry, but that part
just didn't fly well. I don't know if it was the directing, the acting,
the fact somethings just don't translate well, or whatever, but this
part just left a bad taste in my mouth.
So is it as good as the book my 3rd grade teacher read me 16 years ago?
Well, no but I'll stand by it as being as good as a story adaptation
like "A Wrinkle in Time" can be given how unique and boldly original of
a story it is. IMHO it does justice to Madeleine L'Engle..
reikster watch The Dreamers movie
Meg Murry is having a difficult time. Her father, astrophysicist Dr. Jack Murry, has mysteriously disappeared. Her youngest brother, Charles Wallace, a genius, is teased and belittled and thought to be stupid because he does not talk to anyone but family. Meg does not get along with her peers, teachers, her 10-year-old twin brothers, or even with herself. Into this unhappy situation comes a stranger, the mysterious, weirdly dressed Mrs Whatsit, and her friends Mrs Who and Mrs Which. They take Meg, Charles Wallace and their new friend Calvin O'Keefe via tesseract to other planets, preparing the children for a mission to rescue Dr. Murry from the malevolent "IT" on the planet Camazotz. Along the way they ride on the back of a beautiful winged creature (the transformed Mrs Whatsit), learn about the shadow of tangible evil known as the Black Thing, and visit the Happy Medium. Once they reach Camazotz, however, it is up to Meg, Calvin and Charles Wallace to face the dangers of CENTRAL Central Intelligence, aided only by each other and a pair of Mrs Who's glasses. They do find and rescue Dr. Murry, but Charles Wallace is seduced away from his family by IT's agent, the Man with Red Eyes, and thus comes under the control of IT. Dr. Murry manages to tesser himself, Meg and Calvin away from Camazotz, but Charles Wallace is left behind, trapped in the mind of IT. Angry with her father, Calvin and herself for leaving Charles Wallace behind, Meg is cared for by the sightless and motherly Aunt Beast on the planet Ixchel, and argues with Mrs Which about returning to rescue her brother. Returning alone to Camazotz, Meg must find a quality in herself—love—to free Charles Wallace, and possibly free the planet Camazotz as well..
reikster watch Hitler: The Rise Of Evil movie
this is a very fantastic movie.
marii20 watch The Lion King II: Simba's Pride movie
I love the movie holes it's very interesting and I absolutely love the movie A wrinkle in time it's my favorite movie in the whole world I just absolutely love it .
ejimenez watch Can't Hardly Wait movie
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a great movie about a man who owns a chocolate factory and prepares a contest in which he puts 5 golden tickets in 5 common chocolatwe bars that will be sent out to different parts of the world. The winners of the golden tickets will be invited to the factory and there is abig surprise awaiting the kid who can stay until the end....
diyora watch Grace movie
the best movie ever! love it .
wrote it love it never hate ppl say it is good so try it.
Holes is a great movie for 10-12 year olds.
The Fog 2005 brought a few things new to the table after its first appearance, but the bottom line is there are dead people in the fog killing the town's people because their fore-fathers wouldn't let the dead people land their ship in a storm....'course the ship was a plague ship..that had lots of gold on it...and the town minister put them up to it. Revenge. An old saw. But there really was little point to them ravaging the whole town. It would have at least made sense if they just killed off the decendants or stopped when they got the gold back. It would have been a better movie and not slid into the slash & gash category. But both of them had the scare factor down pat..
The Adjustment Bureau gives you enuf of all things to satisfy. There is this guy who is going against all odds to try to get the girl he meets and falls for. Even when he finds out that the odds means going against supernatural forces, as in Fate....as in....maybe, like God. He gets some help along the way from a "guardian angel" who feels maybe they've been wrong with their understanding of "The Plan" as it applies to the hero. And thru it we get to ask the questions, what if....what if we challenged the odds more? Not disrespectfully thumbing our nose at God, but just trying harder and harder because in our hearts we truly believe He wants us to go the way we are going. It has some surprises. And some of it is predictable, but somehow....it doesn't matter because we remember times in ourown lives when we wished we had tried harder, and what if..... It satisfies..
ilike a wrinhkle in time movie ,it helps me.
A beautiful book lost in all the "Disney-ness"
I was absolutely horrified within the first 15 minutes of watching the
abomination they called "A Wrinkle in Time". I've been such a fan of the
book and the other two that followed that my book has worn away from 20
years of reading it over and over again. Disney DID NOT capture the true
essence of this book and it's obvious that the director was neither a fan
nor sat down and tried to understand the entire story.
I could go into a huge list of what was wrong with the movie - besides the
fact that the story was told out of sequence, major flaws developed out of
the lack of characterization and the actors that were casted for the
children were completely wrong. The actress who portrayed Meg was like a
cardboard cutout - she lacked emotion and I felt nothing for the character
(unlike the empathy and compassion I felt for Meg in the book). Did the
actress even read the book? Meg was supposed to be an ugly duckling -
glasses and braces and a very ordinary/awkward look about her. I didn't
any of that portrayed in the movie Meg. That's the entire being of the
character!!! It's because of what Meg is on the outside that it becomes
important for her to learn that it's truly what she has on the inside that
counts - on top of that, Calvin is able to see the real her through the
glasses, braces and supposed ugliness. That's what helps to create the
between Calvin and Meg. Don't even get me started with the lack of
understanding for the true character of Charles Wallace.
The themes were skimmed across, important characters where hacked apart or
changed all together and IT (who is a very main character of the story)
cut down to 5 minutes in the movie. WHAT?!?
Since I am losing comment space, I will sum it up by saying that I truly
hope Disney doesn't get any bright ideas about filming either "A Wind in
Door" or "A Swiftly Tilting Planet" - but if they do, I would highly
recommend hiring a director who is such a fan of the work (like Peter
Jackson and the Rings trilogy) that they do the stories
I think I am going to open up the book one more time and relish the beauty
of the writing in an effort to wash away that pathetic effort they called
movie last night..