Can Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time Possibly Live Up to the Book?

Tomorrow is the release date of Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, based on Madeleine L’Engle’s classic children’s novel, A Wrinkle in Time.

I loved the book.

I loved Meg.

I—mostly—love Disney, in an off-and-on, “it really depends upon the last film and just how much are the theme parks charging for drinks right now” kinda way.

I am apprehensive.

Gulp.

(Spoilers for the novel.)

My questions start, but do not end with, these:

How much of the dialogue will be from the books? To be quite fair on this point, the novel probably doesn’t have enough dialogue to fill the film—not to mention that I’m expecting the film to considerably tweak Mrs. Who’s eccentric method of speaking through quotations.

Still.

I’ve always felt that one of the major strengths of A Wrinkle in Time is its dialogue—and most of the novel’s most memorable lines come from that dialogue. I ...