Bridge to Terabithia
Timeless Story of Imagination and Friendship
"Bridge to Terabithia" is a movie that I had been looking forward to since I first saw the trailer for it earlier in the year. I first read the book by Katherine Paterson in fourth grade, and was very moved by it, so I naturally had very high expectations for the film. Needless to say, I was not disappointed. The casting for the film was spot on, and the actors did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life.
The story, which follows two children as they become friends and learn to see the world through the lens of imagination, is a very emotional experience. Like the book, the movie captures the wonder of childhood, the pain of growing up, and the despair of loss. When the book was first published in 1977, it was one of the first children's books to deal with the subject of death, and the emotional turmoil that accompanies it. The movie captures that essence very well, and stays true to the message of the book.
This movie is for anyone who believes in the power of imagination, and the bonds of friendship. Although it is a children's story, the messages that it conveys are inspiring for people of all ages. I hope that the movie becomes as timeless a classic as the book, and that it will work its way into hearts for years to come.