Bridge to terabithia movie review - Aussieboyreviews
HOW BEAUTIFUL AND SAD IS THE TALE IN BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA?
The film is all sweetly focused on children’s imaginations. Young to old viewers will surely love this original family film. There are nice messages and themes on friendship.
A country boy’s life is changed when he befriends the new girl in school and they create Terabithia, a fantasy land to escape reality.
Director: Gábor Csupó
Cast: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Robert Patrick, Kate Butler, Zooey Deschanel, Lauren Clinton
Writer: David L. Paterson, Jeff Stockwell
Release Date (Australia): 14 June 2007
Runtime: 96 minutes/1h 36m
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Family
CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)
The film contains thematic elements such as bullying, death, grief, brief references to abuse and sequences depicting fantasy creatures and peril.
The film contains depictions of punching and a scene in which a child is viewed with a bleeding nose after he was implicitly punched.
The film contains infrequent use of the words “damn” and “hell”.
PG (for thematic elements including bullying, some peril and mild language)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Bridge to Terabithia appears and carries out as the average children’s imagination movie, playing around with an imaginative fantasy world and dealing with other thematic elements. The big thing is how it suddenly smacks you with a completely unexpected tragedy. Overall, it’s a nice kid-friendly tale, but it’s also certainly not glass-hearted either.
Bridge to Terabithia is earning its praise as a result of the focus on real-world story over the imaginative fantasy-world. There’s no doubt that this gem of a family movie falls into the fantasy category, but that’s a small component to it. Of course, whenever the chases between the two child leads and the fantastical beings are on screen, they’re slightly cringey but are always sweet.
The child roles of Josh Hutcherson and AnnaSophia Robb are also splendid. This is a nice film that attaches to young life, and each child character delivers that childhood sort of feeling perfectly. But when the film isn’t focused on friendship, it’s effectively having you ball your eyes out and following subject matter you’d only find in rare kids’ movies.
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