Sunday, January 15, 2012

Movie Review : Bridge to Terabithia

Jess Aarons is an outsider at school and even in his own family. Jess has trained all summer to become the fastest kid in his middle school class but his goal is unexpectedly thwarted by the new girl in school. She is by nature limitless and through a very interesting and fun process manages to unlock all the potential of Jess'es limitless imagination.

Bridge To Terabithia
Released:February 16 2007
Duration: 96 min
Rating: 3/5 stars


The movie starts showing us the life of Jess, a young boy with three sisters. He is the only son of a farmer and he likes to draw, a lot. The first problem that the movie shows about him are some financial problems that made him wear a pair of old pink shoes in the big race. The movie didn't really took the trouble of solving that problem but instead it just threw some scenes at us regarding them.
In spite of his vast imagination and his talend for drawing he is a very close minded, realistic person. All that changes when a new girl arrives at school. She is a rebel, both the way she looks and the way she acts screams that this girl is not playing by other people's rules. The first thing she did to the school was beat the boys in a "boys-only" running race.

The story after that shows us the progress of unlocking all the hidden potential in the imagination that Jess posseses. The result is a whole new world of fantasy, where everything is possible. Untill an event that changes everything.

For the spoiler funs I will write it: The girl dies tottaly out of the blue while passing the river to get into Terabithia, their world. After so much effort into making her the most loved character in the movie she just dies... WTF !? And after that Jess just replaces her with one of his sisters. What is the point of this, that everyone can be replaced ? that sucks as an ending.

For the non-spoiler fans I will just say that the ending let me down, greatly.

So to sum up I would say that the movie would be a great introduction to a trilogy but I did not see any more movies so I guess this ending really ruins the movie. But the duration of the movie was cool, with nice animations and a lot of imagination so I will give it an above average rating for that.


  1. The movie is a drama fantasy one. Not all stories have a happy ending. And the fact he was with his sister at the end, meant that we must learn how to live on not to replace people.
    It's one of the most beautiful and sad movies i've seen. I so expected you not to like it XD

  2. I agree with Yiota in this one....But it's fine that you didn't like it....

  3. I also expected you to not like this movie!:P For me is one of my favorites movies of all times!There are a lot of things that this movie tries to pass to the people who watch it!Also the death of the girl...yeah it was like the saddest moment i have ever watched on a movie and it was something you didn't expected...and if you add the boy's behavior, it makes the moment even sadder, but it was something you wasn't expecting,which is good for the movie(yeah i know, is so ironic to say the word good for this moment). For me it was a wonderful movie.And it isn't necessary negative that a character you love dies, it's sad but you can't judge the movie from that!

  4. I agree that it is not necessary negative for a good character to die but she wasn't just a loved character, she was the main theme of the movie. I know Terabithia was supposed to be the main subject but the girl has way more focus than everything, even Jess. It's like killing Frodo in the first lotr movie and replacing him with another random hobbit XD

  5. and @Yiota: it didnt bother me so much the sad ending, it bothered me way more that there was no ending. The final scene didn't give conclusion to any of the plotlines, it was just another scene like any other...

  6. @Silvestro: as i said before the movie didn't have an ending because it shows you, that you can still go on with your life even when someone important for you dies.Especially kids in such a young age. You will be marked by the event but you can't stay with no friends or away from everything because of that.

    And the main character was the boy. The girl is in the "supporting role" category. And who said one of the center characters can't die? It's life isn't it? We all die. The movie is not supposed to be all fun and fantasy. They did not replace her. He will always have a special place in his heart and not just because of her death.


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