W3 – A Wrinkle in Time – You will love IT

Because IT compels you to. Giant, overpowering, brains are always compelling people to do this and that, aren’t they? I feel like just once I’d love for an oversized, all-powerful brain to turn away from evil and devote some of its mental resources to solving world hunger or eliminating crime or understanding women or something (if any of you omnipotent brains figure that last one out, let me know).

Anyway, I’m sure tons of you have read A Wrinkle in Time, that fantastic kids book filled with magical creatures, space travel, and learning that the most powerful thing in the world is love. I remember reading it when I was younger and loving author Madeline L’Engle’s explanation of space travel. If it’s so hard to fly such great distances, why not just fold the two points of space together in an extra dimension. Then you’ll already be there! It’s like picking up two corners of a flat sheet (thus changing it from a plane to a 3 dimensional object), and placing them together. Brilliant! As a ten-year-old, I couldn’t understand why scientists hadn’t simply done this yet. What were, they? Stupid? God.

A Wrinkle in Time is this Canadian made-for-TV movie that I don’t think anybody saw, but you should check it out. The cast is super likable (it stars Kitty Pryde from X2!), the CG as I remember it is perfectly acceptable, and the story is wonderfully fantastical, not to mention the nostalgia factor.

Written by Russ Nickel

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