Bridge to Terabithia – Do Cross It

Once you watch a movie like ‘Inception’ you get a ‘Movie-Viewers-Block’ , just like how a writer would get a ‘writer’s block’ after writing something good and he wouldn’t know what to write next. Similarly when you watch Inception you don’t know what to watch next, that would match the incredible experience.

I asked my 8 year old son, who was down with fever since a day, what does he wishes to watch and he asked for any children’s movie to cheer him up and then I thought of “Bridge to Terabithia”.

Bridge to Terabithia is a childeren’s movie based on a book by the same name. It stars relatively unknown young stars Josh Hutcherson & AnnaSophia Robb, the movie tells the story of Jesse Aarons and Leslie Burke, ten-year-old, 5th grader neighbors who create a fantasy world called Terabithia and spend their free time together in an abandoned tree house across a small creek behind their houses. By keeping their minds open and imaginations run wild they create a unique world full of trolls, giants and warriors. When one of the kid accidentally dies, the other kid initially goes into a shell but then rediscovers himself and keeps his friend alive by imagining the world of Terabithia and building a bridge across the creek leading to the world. Zooey Deschanel plays the young music teacher who tries to mentor the kid and promote the artist within him.

The movie is a perfect tale of friendship, love, loss, and imagination through eyes of the 10 year olds. Everyone wishes for a friendship like that. It is a simple tale which strikes you in the heart with a beautiful background score and natural acting by the young kids especially the two leading actors, who are perfectly cast. The movie had decent special effects and overall had great looking visuals, especially of the fantasy kingdom of Terabithia. Although the movie isn’t a fantasy film in true sense and much more real and sensitive than it feels. I think its a perfect family feature film especially if you have children of that age watching along with you.

My Ratings: 8/10 – Do cross this bridge

It was a great evening spent and my 8 year old loved it too. All of us were humming the song’ Why Can’t We Be Friends’ from the film and BTW – His fever is gone !!!


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