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Bridge to Terabithia

MustISO

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I didn't think it was that great. I kept expecting something great to happen but it never really did.
 

Uppsala9496

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Originally posted by: MustISO
I didn't think it was that great. I kept expecting something great to happen but it never really did.
Agreed. It was horrible.
 

hjo3

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I wasn't impressed. Killing off a cute tween girl and focusing on her lonely BFF to get an emotional reaction from the audience? Yeah, they really took a big risk there...

No one found that plot device patronizing or boringly "safe"?

The kids were decent actors though -- I'll give 'em that.
 

potato28

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Originally posted by: MustISO
I didn't think it was that great. I kept expecting something great to happen but it never really did.
Everyone I know that saw it said the same thing...
 

Daverino

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Well it doesn't end like most people think. I remember watching the trailers for it on TV while recalling the book and thinking, 'Whoa, there are going to be some really surprised people.' Still, though, I think Where the Red Fern Grows was much harder to read. I cried when I read that book.
 

illusion88

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Oct 2, 2001
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Originally posted by: hjo3
I wasn't impressed. Killing off a cute tween girl and focusing on her lonely BFF to get an emotional reaction from the audience? Yeah, they really took a big risk there...

No one found that plot device patronizing or boringly "safe"?

The kids were decent actors though -- I'll give 'em that.
Would you rather them change the story significantly? Or how about just not make the movie at all! That isn't taking any risks!
 

Isla

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I think they did a good job, considering the book is such a beautiful work of modern children's literature.
 

hjo3

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Originally posted by: illusion88
Would you rather them change the story significantly? Or how about just not make the movie at all! That isn't taking any risks!
I wish they would have taken some kind of risk. For example, they mentioned heaven and God a few times, but never explored it further. It would have been interesting to see Jess form some kind of afterlife belief (or lack of belief) in response to Leslie's death. Instead, he just learns how to cope.

I kind of resent movies that generate emotion for emotion's sake. It's cheap. Use those feelings to spotlight something! Give the audience something to think about.

I wouldn't say it was a bad movie, I just didn't think it was particularly good.

BTW, don't take it personally -- I'm not putting down your opinion. If you enjoyed it, more power to you.
 

alyssa

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Originally posted by: Uppsala9496
Originally posted by: MustISO
I didn't think it was that great. I kept expecting something great to happen but it never really did.
Agreed. It was horrible.
I second the motion.

My mom and I kept expecting something Narnia-esque to happen. It was lame.
 

skyking

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Nov 21, 2001
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We watched it on a plane, and It was just OK. I liked the cast and the imagery, but I would not go rent it again. I would read the book!
 

Flammable

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Mar 3, 2007
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Originally posted by: hjo3
I wasn't impressed. Killing off a cute tween girl and focusing on her lonely BFF to get an emotional reaction from the audience? Yeah, they really took a big risk there...

No one found that plot device patronizing or boringly "safe"?

The kids were decent actors though -- I'll give 'em that.
WTF please add the word spoiler:|:|:|:|:|:|:|:|:|
 

ElFenix

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Mar 20, 2000
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so was it more than just the cutting room floor from chronicles of narnia (which the ads make it seem to be)?
 

Gunslinger08

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Nov 18, 2001
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Originally posted by: Flammable
Originally posted by: hjo3
I wasn't impressed. Killing off a cute tween girl and focusing on her lonely BFF to get an emotional reaction from the audience? Yeah, they really took a big risk there...

No one found that plot device patronizing or boringly "safe"?

The kids were decent actors though -- I'll give 'em that.
WTF please add the word spoiler:|:|:|:|:|:|:|:|:|
It's a 30 year old novel. Get over it.
 

RU482

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Apr 9, 2000
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I thought it was a great movie, my wife thought it was good, my three kids liked it
I guess they hit the demographic
 

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