Hey guys! I don’t know about you, but Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time was a huge part of my childhood. When I heard there was gonna be a live action film adaptation I was more than a little worried because, for as much as I would love to see this story told on the big screen, I was uncertain if the project could actually be pulled off. A Wrinkle in Time is an odd little book, with each rereading leaving me more confused than enlightened by the end.
But then I saw this trailer while sitting in the theater waiting for The Last Jedi to start, and… it actually… looks… GOOD? So I’m excited now.
P.S. You can find my earlier film trailer reaction posts here.
Warning: Spoilers ahead! Read/watch at your own risk!
0:04 – Hhhhhhh nOSTALGIA
0:09 – Whoaaaa, trippy. I love when movies are like, “Well, we gotta include the Disney logo anyway, so let’s get creative with it…”
0:17 – I’m just?? So happy?? That Meg Murray is black and mixed in this version. Of course I would love to see original stories and not just adaptations, but there isn’t nearly enough media depicting scientifically-minded black girls so I’m all about filmmakers going against the casting status quo instead of just hiring all white people.
0:25 – I CAN’T WAIT TO MEET THE MURRAY FAMILY, I’M EXCITE
0:30 – Omggg is that Charles Wallace he’s adorable !!!!
0:39 – I love this goddamn story and how much it makes my head hurt from thinking so hard. (That was not sarcasm, in case it isn’t clear. It is 100% genuinely one of my reasons for adoring it.)
0:45 – I’M CRYING LOOK AT CAMAZOTZ IT’S PERFECT
0:51 – …I’ve never totally understood the concept of a tesseract until seeing it now. Things like this are why I’m looking forward to this movie so much! It’s like there’s a mini-movie going on inside my head while I read, but I’ve still never been able to wrap my mind around the method of traveling the Mrs. Ws use.
1:01 – !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1:08 – Lmao I still can’t get over the idea that her dad’s Chris Pine what even
1:01 – Me??? Tho????
1:38 – Me n all my pals living our best lives
1:42 – When I eat a single vegetable and feel like I’ve satisfied my Real Adult™ quota for the day…
1:52 – I’M… EMOTIONAL…
2:03 – Ooooooooooooooooooooo
2:19 – ?!?!?!??!?!?!!?!?!??!?!
Provided initial reviews have me just as hyped as I am right now, I hope to see this over spring break. I’m really curious to see if this movie motivates me to try the rest of the series… here’s a little secret for you: I’ve never actually read any of the sequels! I love love love A Wrinkle in Time but just couldn’t get into the others and have been meaning to for years. We’ll just have to see, I guess!
What’s your opinion of this trailer for A Wrinkle in Time?