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[Movie] Bridge to Terabithia
Posted 6/25/07
My Friend Jeromy and I recently rented this movie .

At first , we loved it , the story was so deep, imaginative , and a bit creepy at times .

The girl, Leslie held us enthralled , and quickly became our favorite character .

That is why we were so crushed when she died.

We had sat there discussing the events of the movie , and the progression in the personalities of the main characters , and were cracking jokes at the lame comments made by the bullies .

And then ...... silence .

We had let this story grab our hearts , and it abused our trust .

It was awkward.. sitting next to my best friend and trying not to cry . As we continued to watch , I heard Jeromy , a 350lb 6 foot 4 man ,sniffling and trying to hold back his tears .

We didn't speak or look at each other for the remainder of the film .

I still enjoyed this piece of cinema , but would suggest our more emotional members stay clear of it, unless the like sitting in a puddle of tears.
Posted 6/25/07
WARNING STOOPID MOVIE AHEAD
i read the book and compared the movie to it its stupid
Posted 6/25/07
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Posted 6/25/07
I thought it was pretty sad as well. I think that the thing that got to me was Leslie's charisma, just like you guys.

^^^Having a better book doesn't make the movie any worse. Just judge things as standalone works.
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Posted 6/25/07
What was funny was that when my class read it, we were caught completely by surprise because the girl's name was Leslie Burke, but there was a girl in the class named Leslie Burkehalter.

I normally don't cry when reading a book, but that ending did make me shed more than just a few tears.
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Posted 6/25/07
the movie didn't grab my interest...i thought, until now, its a kiddy fantasy movie...
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Posted 6/25/07

mushroomjay wrote:

I guarantee it's another one of those third-grader fantasy films.

Seriously, I'd rather be at home making maps.


yeah, i said i wouldn't post again, but this thread warrants it.

this is not a third grade "fantasy" movie, though the book is often read in elementary school (where i first read it in about 1992, i believe i was in fourth grade at the time).

this movie/book is more focused on the lives these kids have outside of their make-believe world. it focuses on bullying, family relationships, friendships, and how reality has a bad habit of crashing down on us. this is one of the few stories that death actually has an impact on the audience/reader. most films now it's so hollywood it doesn't mean anything. this makes it very personal. yeah there are some special effects eye candy, but it's pretty mild for the majority of the movie. i thought the special effects were very tastefully done.

when i was very young i drew all the time, played in a huge expansive forest, wrote/read, and was a social outcast so this book always meant a lot to me. i used to build tree forts and let my imagination run wild, something i think very few kids really do anymore even at a young age.

i was horrified when i heard they were making a movie out of it since i was sure they would turn it into a harry potter knock off or something. this is on a short list of "sacred" things to me that i'd just as soon hollywood kept their damned hands off of.

but my fears were relieved after seeing the movie. this is an exceptional work and well worth seeing for anyone mature enough to appreciate the story. i think they captured the spirit of the book and updated it well enough for a new generation.
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Posted 6/25/07
bump

No idea what this is, but downloading now as gev and az approve of it...
Posted 6/25/07
it thought it would be more... magical, from what i saw in the trailers i expected the movie to be something really different to what it turned out to be (not that it was bad but its not my cup of tea)
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Posted 6/25/07
I really liked this movie, and I went to see it by myself and I was already sad so, it gave me a weird feeling in my throat...I knew she or someone close to the boy was going to die, but it still shocked me

I think its a really good movie
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Posted 6/25/07
yeah i cried when they found out she died *sniff sniff*
i went to the movies to watch it with my friend and we looked like sissies
but we werent covered in puddles of tears
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Posted 6/25/07
the girl died. T)T
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Posted 6/25/07
Wow, the movie stuck to the plot, huh? I shall try to watch it then.

But seriously I was dodging the Harry Potter bullet.
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Posted 6/25/07
uh-oh, i've seen the movie sooo many weeks ago (or a month so). I simply adore the movie. Isn't it remarkable that kids can actually create a new world through imagination, is it? .. spoilers?! yeah, the girl died.
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Posted 6/25/07
I must say that the movie seemed light hearted and fun...you are on a high note the whole movie then out of nowhere comes a giant truck of emotional trama...i will never watch that movie again...i died a little inside after that movie
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