15 February 2007

Bridge to Terabithia

Tomorrow, a new movie adaptation of Katherine Patterson's, "Bridge to Terabithia" opens.

Word Nerd has seen the trailer and so far, is not sure about this.

Terabithia, if you've never read it, is a tragically beautiful book. One that Word Nerd doesn't recall having chapters of giants and tree people as the trailer would imply.

On the other hand, that's just the trailer. It could be that the parts of the story that Word Nerd remembers aren't in the trailer because those parts (the good parts, the parts that make this an award-winning book) don't involve giants and ergo, probably won't sell move tickets.

Word Nerd may see the movie, but with a bit of apprehension for the chance of an old, favorite story getting messed up.

Anybody else? Does the book-to-movie thing worry anyone? Any other favorite stories that just weren't captured quite right on film, or ones where you were blown away?


Stacie Penney said...

I skipped Tuck Everlasting for the same reason. I don't think that I'll see this one. I don't want to ruin it.

Joshua Grover-David Patterson said...

Actually, you might want to consider this one.

The movie was written by the author's son. The book was based on him and his friend, back when they were kids.

So it's not as if he doesn't, you know, get the material...

Bethany K. Warner said...

See now, didn't know that tidbit..