I had the pleasure of receiving a box in a paid promotion for A Wrinkle in Time with Walt Disney Studios, that includes all types of movie themed goodies. You can watch the full unboxing here.
Inside the box was an A Wrinkle in Time themed throw blanket, movie-tie in book, reading light, coffee mug, journal, and complementary movie code. These are all things I use on a daily basis, and all things I love (I’ve been meaning to buy a good reading light for WEEKS and I can never turn down a good coffee mug or notebook!)
My husband and I (Yes – husband! We have SOOOOOOO much to catch up on!) planned to have a movie night to watch A Wrinkle in Time. I knew that before I watched the movie though, I had to read the book. I already have a copy, but I was so inspired to read the movie-in tie version with the introduction from Ava DuVernay!
Fun fact: When I was little, I terribly afraid of thunderstorms, and I could never bring myself to read A Wrinkle in Time because it seemed like every single time I tried, it stormed. The first line in the story is “It was a dark and stormy night!” But, today, like 17 years later, when I finished reading the book – it stormed AGAIN! There’s really something about that book!
When I actually started, I devoured the book in 3 days. I knew that I would like it, but I had no idea that it was going to be a 5 star read for me. The book made me so nostalgic for silent reading time school in the fourth grade.
I loved the writing, the strong-will of Meg, the tenderness of Calvin and the innocence of Charles Wallace. What I loved most, though, is how the book talked openly about God and Science, both in positive ways. I rarely see that, and as someone who’s always struggled with comprehending math and science in school, it made me look at the subjects through a totally different light!
We watched the movie a few hours after I finished the book. First of all, the movie was beautiful. The imagery was exactly like how I imagined it while reading. I thought that the casting of the Misses was SPOT ON! Most importantly, I loved the representation in the movie. If I saw a girl who looked like me in middle school – curly hair, uncool clothes, and glasses – that loved science, that too, could’ve made me change my outlook on the subject. I asked my husband what he liked best about the movie, and he says that he likes the message that little girls shouldn’t have to change who they are to be accepted.
I love a well done Good vs. evil story, where love prevails at the end. I truly believe that love conquers all and it’s our strongest weapon. That’s the heart of both the book and the movie.
All in all, I loved it and would recommend both to anyone! As a reader, I would absolutely recommend reading the book before watching the movie so you can catch all of the Easter eggs (like the quick mention of Aunt Beast) but both the book and the movie showcased the importance of being yourself and how strong love truly is. The movie is out on digital now and will be out on blu-ray 6/5. Check it out!