Totally forgot to write about “Bridge to Terabithia.”
I’ll be the first to admit that though I am an avid reader, I have never read this book. Which I probably should have read to Brae before taking him to see the movie. Perhaps then I could have prepared myself better for the sob fest that occurred midway through the movie and ceased when the movie was over.
The story is about two children who feel like outsiders. They wind up being the best of friends and they build each others confidence whilst also creating a magical imaginary land…Terabithia. Jess and Leslie are King and Queen of Terabithia and they rule the Kingdom. There are fantastical creatures and a dark lord that also inhabit this kingdom and the adventures they have are a joy to watch.
Leslie inspired me immensely. She was such a free spirit, true to herself no matter what. Plus, I loved the way she dressed.
Aside for the story, the music in this movie was amazing. Jeremy Camp’s voice made an appearance which I was happy about. He is also on the Narnia soundtrack. Aaron Zigman did a great job with the instrumentals. The music enhanced the magical feel and it also deepened the sadness. Perhaps that is just because music is entirely emotional for me anyway.
So. Braeden tells me he liked the movie. There were times when he was sad and he leaned against me in the seat. But there were also times when he laughed out loud and even put his arms up in excitement when Jess was protecting Leslie from the possessed squirrel creatures. I don’t think he understood all of the plot, but I do think he enjoyed the movie. And it’s always fun for me to see his reactions to everything.
The only downfall to the outing was that while waiting in line to get pretzels and fruit punch, someone moved our coats and took the seats we saved. So by the time we got back in the theater since it took 30 minutes to get pretzels…we ended up having to sit in the front row. Brae was fine with it and though I would have preferred to sit farther away it really didn’t matter when I saw how entranced he was with the big screen. =o)