(This review may contain spoilers).
I haven’t read the book this movie is based on, but when I saw this advertised, I was immediately interested in watching it.
It was nice to see Meg’s interactions with her parents before her father disappeared and I really liked her relationship with her little brother, Charles Wallace. I thought he was extremely sweet and I liked the fact he was so protective of her, despite being so much younger.
I didn’t much like Veronica and her friends, who were more like clones. I felt really bad for Meg, having to go through that bullying; even though I thought the principal at least was trying to do right by her. I couldn’t really say the same for the other teachers, though. After all, they acted really unprofessionally, whether or not Charles Wallace heard them talking about his father’s disappearance.
I liked Mrs. Who, even though I couldn’t really understand how she was only able to borrow the words other people said and how doing so was related to her strength. Part of that was because many of the things she said weren’t quotes I recognised; and then it seemed strange later on when she’d specifically state where the quotes came from.
I like Reese Witherspoon as an actress, but I really didn’t like Mrs. Whatsit at all. At first, she came across as whimsical and innocent…later, she just seemed mean.
I really liked Meg’s friendship with Calvin and it was good to see something of his home life, even though it was hard to watch. It was also good to see something of the spread of the evil and how it affected people on Earth and on other planets.
I really liked seeing a bit more of the universe and how the travelling worked. I did find a few bits amusing and I was kept engaged really well throughout.
This is a movie I would definitely like to watch again in the future.