View Poll Results: Disney's making "A Wrinkle in Time?!"

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  • Yay, Disney! This is going to be AWESOME!

    4 15.38%
  • If it's as good as "Frozen," I'll be happy [breaks into "Let it Go"].

    1 3.85%
  • I'm reserving my judgement until I see it because I'm no fun.

    8 30.77%
  • First Star Wars and now this??? I have a bad feeling about this...

    4 15.38%
  • "A Wrinkle in Time" should not be made into a movie. Ever.

    6 23.08%
  • I have no opinion about this. I just like voting in polls.

    3 11.54%
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    Mother of two monkeys...daughter age 10 and son age 11.5.

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    Didn't Disney already make a horrible adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time?

    I've never been super happy about what movie makers have done to some of my favorite books (e.g. the train wrecks that were the films based on The Golden Compass and The Dark Is Rising, to name only two).

    We did see a really wonderful stage adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival this summer, though.

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    According to Wiki, it was not made by Disney, but rather a Canadian group, which was then "Americanized" by Disney....

    I hope that there is not singing in it if they do it. I can't stand the Frozen song....kids singing it mostly badly where ever I go.

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    Hopefully they will do a better job than the previous version. That's exciting!

    We are very anxiously awaiting The Giver at our house. I love to see movie adaptations of books we read, even though the book is always better.
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    The last version wasn't great. Since new movies almost always suck worse than old ones, I forsee total disaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyCatWoman View Post
    I hope that there is not singing in it if they do it. I can't stand the Frozen song....kids singing it mostly badly where ever I go.
    Dear lord, I can't imagine a musical version... can you imagine a cutesy song about tesseracts? And a dancing, animated Aunt Beast (think the penguins in Mary Poppins)???
    Mother of two monkeys...daughter age 10 and son age 11.5.

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    I haven't read the book, but I'm a Disney fan, so I'm looking forward to it. Of course my opinion shouldn't mean much because I even like the really bad (critically/box office bad) Disney movies.
    Of course now I'll probably read the book, though I agree movies are never as good as the book but I just hope to enjoy them seperately. I have seen good movies for books I've hated though.
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    I'm a Disney hater for the most part, so I wait cynically to see how much vapidity and sexual objectification they can manage to bestow on Meg, but I know they already have plenty of material from the book to draw on, for doing their usual shtick of cheaply jerking the audience around by the emotions with innocents-in-mortal-peril, evil-witch-mother themes, etc. GROAN. Plenty of violence, too, and probably a lot of parents would take little kids who are far beneath the reading level (and required maturity) for the book, to see it because it's Disney.

    I recently re-read A Wrinkle In Time (the last time was my first time, in 4th grade) and my take on it has shifted now that I'm older and a parent. I still like it, but wouldn't read it aloud to kids too young to read it for themselves. Also, I find that in places, much like Lucy Maude Montgomery (author of the Anne of Green Gables series), I find myself skimming wearily through excessively circuitous and lengthy passages describing imagery in a tiresome barrage of superlatives. Sigh.

    Like a satin gown from which not a square inch was spared from shirring, lace, and pearl embellishments, sometimes the adornment overtakes the flow of the original form, and disrupts the pleasure of the viewing.


    Then again, who am I to cast stones at anyone else for being excessively circuitous and laying on the imagery with a heavy hand?
    Middle-aged mom of 4 kids spanning a 10-year age range, homeschooling since 2009, and a public school mom also, since 2017.

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    Reserving judgement... But I have a bad feeling...
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    Quote Originally Posted by crunchynerd View Post
    I recently re-read A Wrinkle In Time (the last time was my first time, in 4th grade) and my take on it has shifted now that I'm older and a parent. I still like it, but wouldn't read it aloud to kids too young to read it for themselves.
    I'm always surprised when I see it recommended for elementary aged kids, even as a read aloud. It's so abstract and strange that I can see a lot of it going over their heads. I'm not going to recommend it (or Anne) to my kids for at least a couple of years.

    I'm firmly in the "bad feeling" camp. The last Disney movie I really liked was Beauty and the Beast.
    Mother of two monkeys...daughter age 10 and son age 11.5.

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