A young girl and her genius kid brother are aided by three curious witches in their search for their missing scientist father, captive of an omnipotent otherworldly villain simply called 'It' whose evil is slowly infecting the universe.
Meg and Charles Wallace are aided by Calvin and three interesting women, Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Who in the search for their father who disappeared during an experiment he was working on for the government. Their travels take them around the universe to a place unlike any other. They must learn to trust each other and to understand that everyone is different.Written by
Filmed in 2001 for TV but not shown until 4/25/2003 in Canada (screened at the Toronto Sprockets International Film Festival for Children, now TIFF Kids International Film Festival) and 5/10/2004 in the U.S. (broadcast on ABC). See more »
When Mrs. Whatsit says (at around 18 mins), "if this insect wanted to travel across my left hand to my right hand..." the insect is actually sitting in her right hand, pointing towards her left hand. See more »
As adaptions go, this movie is adequate. It captures much of the spirit of the original book, and it makes good use of some excellent casting (the three child regulars are exceptional, especially Katie Stuart). Unfortunately, things are bogged down by too much uplifting music, and the modifications to the ending will have L'Engle purists fuming. You can see the evil hand of Disney in the final speech to the people of Camazotz.
Not an actively bad movie, but it's just there. Personally, I'd rather read the book.
But I will keep my eye out for the next project Ms. Stuart is involved in.
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