Saturday, October 28, 2006

BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA: The Trailer

View it here.

Not the greatest trailer, but it has some visual goodies. That's not the main proble, though, according to Peter Chattaway of FILMCHAT:

Walking trees? Sword-wielding insects? An evil Dark Master? Suffice to say that if you search for any of these words inside the book at Amazon.com, you will turn up nothing -- nothing -- of this sort. So where does all this crap come from? Well, the walking tree looks like a rip-off of the Ents in The Lord of the Rings, for starters.

What a shame. Once again, Walden Media has a lot to answer for.


If you read the book and you saw the trailer, what's your opinion?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I didn't see the trailer (Firefox wanted me to install a plug-in and I didn't feel like it and yada yada), but I have read the book. Now, rip-off Ents Paterson wouldn't like, but I read an interview with her once in which she said she'd originally written the sections in Terabithia in "high" language - mythical and magical. Her editor told her it didn't work, and so it was reworked. I almost wonder if this more fantastical version wouldn't have been closer to the author's vision.

That said, the book isn't really about Terabithia now is it. It's about the bridge.