Oh my god. Why didn’t anyone warn me? Well let me warn you — bring a hankie when you go see Bridge to Terabithia. It is nothing like the previews would have you believe. Instead of some magical kingdom with fantastic creatures the story is about two kids who use their imagination.
Man, it pushed all my buttons. Let’s see…loner kids who don’t fit in (that brings back memories), who create fantastic kingdoms in their imaginations (oh, I’ve been there), and wanting some acknowledgement of how special they are. It’s a lovely story, but if you are thinking about bringing young kids to the film be warned, there’s an off-screen death that brings out the tears. That’s why I needed a hankie.