Actors - Great - I loved Meg
Director - Great - what BEAUTIFUL visuals!
Writers - Holy cats WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!?!?!
Seriously, You took one of the greatest books of all time and just crapped all over it. You had ONE JOB! Seriously you completely gutted a beautiful and beautifully written story, destroyed characters that were examples of great love and sacrifice and wrote a piece of pablum even the Hallmark Channel wouldn't run at Christmas.
I'm angry beyond belief. I'm glad I only rented this. No I am HEARTBROKEN.
Mrs Whatsit WOULD NEVER KICK ANYONE!! WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY would you do that? She was a STAR who died young in the battle against evil NOT a BLITHERING IDIOT. What a WASTE of a great actress!
Why turn Camazotz into the special effects barf bag instead of the real horror that it was?
I was thrilled with the ethnicity changes, but why ADOPT Charles Wallace? That makes no damned SENSE and adds NOTHING to the story, that you gutted.
The mucky after school special morals were a travesty especially when the original book had such beautifully written themes of love and sacrifice and courage...
I have been negative enough. Yes I am very attached to the book, but not so much as to respect the differences between a film and a novel, to understand that things do need updating, that changing the races of the characters was a lovely idea, that dropping other siblings was necessary to tighten the story, etc etc etc, but to completely gut everything of meaning from the core of the whole thing and to make gratuitous and emotion deadening changes that not only do not add meaning but actually drain it away is an example of the worst in any creative endeavor. The writing was atrocious, the changes to the story mangled it into unreconizeability, and you took what could have been a glorious visual version of one of the best books ever written and peed all over it.
Thanks a lot.
I want to see this director continue to work. The actors were all so wasted on this. The writers - this was an utter failure and you destroyed something that could have been a triumph of the most uplifting kind.