Books v. Movies: How do some new movies compare?

“A Wrinkle in Time”

Stephanie Lingenfelter
Editor in Chief

“A Wrinkle in Time” had a lot of changes, but it stuck to the story line and most changes were made to add humor or to increase relevance. The movie was missing the younger twin brothers and Charles Wallace, the main character Meg’s brother was adopted in the film, but not in the book.

The twin brothers made more of an appearance in the following books, so it didn’t really alter the storyline. The whole objective of the story is to find their father who disappeared when trying to travel the universe.

The biggest change that was made from book to movie was in the book, he’d been gone for a little over a year, but in the movie, he was absent for four. A positive difference was they changed the family from an all white traditional family living in Connecticut to a multiracial family in California. There was also a whole planet missing from the movie where Meg has a touching moment with Aunt Beast who she communicated with telepathically.

Overall they did an excellent job of bringing Madeleine L’Engle’s vision to life, but in a more relevant way.

This film is definitely geared towards younger audiences, like the book was, but I felt like I was stepping back into my elementary school self while watching this.

“Everyday”

Stephanie Lingenfelter
Editor in Chief

The “Every Day” movie was honestly disappointing to me. The book was amazing and magical, while the movie was just sub par. The movie was missing a big part of the book, which is how A, the main character who wakes up in a different body everyday, almost got discovered. The person who almost discovered him also could change lives daily, but he was evil and took over someone completely.

In the movie, A was able to stay in someone’s body for however long he wished, but in the book he didn’t know how and didn’t want to learn because of fear of taking over. A perk to the movie is seeing more of the love interest, Rhiannon’s, thoughts, which is actually most of what the second book is.

Another change that was made, which really wasn’t that altering, was in the book A had an email account he used to catalog his days, but it was an Instagram account in the movie. This shows more of the changing of times since the book was published in 2012. It would’ve been much more interesting had they included the villain.

“Love, Simon”

Halie Wingo
Staff Reporter

In the movie “Love, Simon,” the main character, Simon, struggles with coming out as gay to his friends and family. He makes up lies to cover up his secrets and directs his friends to other subjects instead of coming out.

The movie sticks very true to the book, minus the fact that in the book he wears glasses and in the movie he doesn’t wear glasses.

There were obviously other factors they added to the movie, but the story was the same. It was as funny and dramatic as the book and made everyone in the audience laugh, cry and feel for this character because it could be someone’s reality.

Other than the name of the book, “Simon v. the Homo Sapien Agenda,” being different from the movie, the book and the movie were similar and did a fantastic job bring out the best parts of the story to enhance the overall experience.

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