By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders.
Bridge to Terabithia
Bridge to Terabithia is one of the few fantastical adaptations where I didn't read the book before seeing the movie. That being said, the buzz on the film claims that it is a solid adaptation of the source material. If that is the case, Terabithia features a daring story that, though dealing with children and the first step into adolescence, has no problem touching on important topics including religion and death.
Disney, however, doesn't want their target audience, young teens, thinking on this stuff too much, so they were sure to add some of their own fairy dust to lighten the atmosphere.
DVD Review: Bridge to Terabithia
Though it obviously doesn't look as good as an HD format would coming out of an HD player, Terabithia upconverts nicely thanks to the film's contrasting colors and level of detail.
Since this film is an adventure tale, the sound also comes through as top-notch.
For those of you who have yet to see the film, Bridge to Terabithia is based on the novel of the same title, which tells the story of two unlikely friends -- Josh Hutcherson and AnnaSophia Robb -- who share an extensive imagination. Besides using their imagination to create the world of Terabithia, they learn that they can handle dilemmas and challenges with their own minds.
When it comes to extra features, the greatest perk is the audio commentaries from cast and crew.
Bridge to Terabithia should make a welcome addition to any family with kids under the driving age.