Last Call: What did you all think of A Wrinkle In Time?

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Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

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Over the weekend, I finished reading Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing, a beautiful heartache of a novel that I can’t recommend enough. I love Ward’s ability to overlay the real and the imagined until memory, place, and dream all collide. [Kate Bernot]

A Wrinkle In Time

What did you guys think of the new A Wrinkle In Time movie? I saw it and am conflicted. My husband wanted to know why that book resonated so much with women my age, and I told him, “Because of the brilliant young female protagonist, duh.” Brown hair, glasses, kinda awkward, short temper? Dude, I was Meg Murray. So I had a high level of expectation for the adaptation of a book I’ve loved for decades. There were parts I liked, especially Chris Pine, and I thought Camazotz was well-done. But did anyone else think the three Mrs. were just way too into themselves with their own awesomeness? I dunno. Maybe I have to see it again. But my daughter, who only read the book once, really liked it. So I would say, take a kid, they’ll probably love it. But you might have a hard time divorcing the movie from the book, if you’re a longtime A Wrinkle In Time admirer like myself. [Gwen Ihnat]

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.

Kevin Pang was the founding editor of The Takeout, and director of the documentary For Grace.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.

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I hated A wrinkle in time. Like you Gwen, I had high expectations having thought of myself as Meg. WHERE WERE SANDYS AND DENNYS? Why was Charles Wallace a precocious asshole? Why were the Mrs. so annoying? WHERE WAS AUNT BEAST?

Visually, i was everything I had imagined as a child. But the execution was all wrong. I love Ava duvernay still.