SMU students gathered at AMC North Park April 3 to watch a screening of A Wrinkle In Time. Based on Madeleine L’Engle’s eternal classic of the same, the film takes audiences through different dimensions of time and space. The film revolves around a scientist who discovered a new planet. His children brave a dangerous journey to a different planet in search of their father and are transported to worlds beyond their imagination. This planet possesses all the evil in the universe. Through the children’s journey, the film shows strength and bravery and what it takes to triumph over fear.
Students who attended the screening had mixed opinions.
“I was so excited to see the film and thought it had a lot of potential. However, there was not much of a solid concept and it was hard to connect with,” senior Caroline Bertain said.
Other students agreed and had more negative comments.
“Despite the very famous actors in the film, I thought there was no suspense and it was all over the place,” student Ben Banning said.
Some students, however, enjoyed it.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the film,” student Sloan Long said. “I liked how the movie led us through one girl’s transformative journey, and the storyline was good.”
Other students enjoyed the design aspect of the film, especially the visuals and the strong characters. The film ultimately explored the triumph of love and the strength it takes to embrace individuality.