Madeline L’Engle once famously said, “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
I’m not suggesting that Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time can’t be fun and edifying and inspirational. There’s still some good stuff to talk about, and I will. But the movie could’ve and, I think, should’ve been better. In an effort to make it as inoffensive as possible, it winds up feeling a bit like the sandwiches Calvin and Charles Wallace eat in the movie: Man, everything looks fantastic. But take a bite, and it tastes a bit sandy.
Turn the page and let me tell you what I mean.