If you don’t know, now you know – A Wrinkle in Time is getting the movie treatment. The trailer has dropped and seriously, it looks incredible. Pre-teen Hilary and current-day Hilary are collectively losing their minds.
There are a lot of things to be excited about in this movie adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel. To name a few: Oprah freakin’ Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon in green lipstick, Chris Pine, Zach Galifianakis in an asymmetrical one-sleeved top, an interracial Murry family with serious acting chops, and CGI that looks like it will enrapture both children and adults alike.
Sorry in advance to my friends and family who will just have to deal with me geeking out about this for the rest of the holiday season. I’m obsessed with this trailer. I’ve watched it about six times already in the past two hours, and honest and truly, I hope the movie’s just as good as the trailer and with any luck, the rest of L’Engle’s Time Quintet will get the movie treatment as well.
Oh yeah, by the way, there are four more books in this series. And honestly, A Wrinkle In Time is kind of the worst of them.
In A Wind in the Door, Charles Wallace Murry is diagnosed with a mitochondrial disorder, but his family has to figure it out while he’s completely MIA, off exploring time and space on the back of a “drove of dragons”.
10 years later in A Swiftly Tilting Planet and “Mad Dog Branzillo” has threatened an impending nuclear war. A now 16-year-old Charles Wallace accidentally summons a unicorn named Gaudior who transports him 1,000 years into the past, leading him through time and generations of the dictator’s family as the pair fend off the Echthroi (the antagonists from A Wind in the Door) as they attempt to alter history for the worse.
In Many Waters, the tesseract sucks twins Sandy and Dennys back to the days of Noah, his family, his ark, and the angels that inhabit the Earth with them, both good – seraphim, and bad – nephilim. This one’s pretty dark, including an explicit but not explicitly described angel-human affair and subsequent child.
And then there’s An Acceptable Time. Full disclosure, this is the only one of the books I haven’t actually read, but if it’s anywhere near as engrossing as the first four, give it a go. This story revolves around Meg and Charles O’Keefe’s daughter Poly.
In order of favorite to still great but there’s gotta be an order, it’s A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, A Wind in the Door, and then A Wrinkle In Time. Like, don’t get me wrong, I love A Wrinkle In Time, but once you read the series, the first novel seems overshadowed once you get into the deeper religious sci-fi goodness that is Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet. Honestly, just get the box set. The Wrinkle in Time Quintet Boxed Set.
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