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DVD Reviews - Bridge to Terabithia

This show was branded as a children's version of Lord of the Rings. OH MY GOD!!!, all those advertising shills should be drawn and quartered. This show is NOTHING like a children's version of Lord of the Rings.

In fact the fantasy portions of the movie only account for less than 20% of the movie. Even worse is that it’s not even a real fantasy world. All the magical creatures are actually the imaginations of 2 kids.

*** Spoilers ***

The show is about an average boy who's not too popular and gets bullied at school. Then comes along a girl who moved into the house next door to him and they befriend each other. The girl has a very lively imagination infects him with it as well. That's where the fantasy part comes in. They cross a small ravine into the nearby forest and their using their imagination they create a fantasy world called Terabithia.

More drama ensues with the boy bring a talented artist but coming from a very blue collar family he's misunderstood. Then one day his teacher seeing his potential takes him on a trip to a museum (something he's never done before). The girl decides to go to their fantasy kingdom alone and.... its been raining heavily. She does not make it across the ravine.

That's right folks, she dies. The boy comes back home from his museum trip and now feels guilt for not being with her. The remaining 20 mins of the show is all about him accepting her death.

Uh huh. That's right this is SOOOOOOOOO much like My Girl where Macaulay Culkin dies.
Some dumb ass in advertising decided that just because there's a few scenes with trolls and such that it should be labeled a children's version of Lord of the Rings. The result? This show was marketed to the wrong target audience. Even worse is that because what people were expecting was so dramatically different from what they actually got, it leave the viewer VERY unsatisfied.

All that said, it is well made and acted but because I was expecting a completely different kind of show, I was very pissed with the whole movie. I give this a 3/5.

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