Visimag home page
About Us
Cult Times
Film Review
Movie Idols
TV Zone
Ultimate DVD
The Works
Shopping Info
Film Byte Archive
VI jobs

for your own topics
Go to USA site Readers in USA click here

Go to UK/World siteElsewhere click here

Image copyright: see contents page of each issue. All other material © Visual Imagination 1998 - 2007
Welcome to

Go to main Exclusives page

Look out for more coverage of
Bridge to Terabithia in our magazines

THE MOVIE: Bridge to Terabithia

Josh Hutcherson • AnnaSopia Robb • Robert Patrick • Zooey Deshanel
DIRECTOR: Gabor Csupo

AnnaSopia Robb and Josh Hutcherson with Gabor Csupo behind THE CONCEPT:
Based on the popular novel, two fifth graders, Jesse (Hutcherson) and Leslie (Robb) meet, become friends and discover a magical realm that is part of a nearby forest – one in which they become King and Queen.

U.S. RELEASE: February 16 2007, Nationwide
• Rated: PG


“The book is such an amazingly emotional, beautiful story. I wanted to keep the real-life parts very realistic, so when they got into the Terabithian adventure part, it was going to have a big contrast to it. I think it was very important in the tone of the movie. It might feel a little bit too serious for some very young children, but I think that you’re never supposed to talk down to kids, they’re a lot more intelligent and smarter than most people give them credit for.”

“I read the book and the script at the same time. I thought it transitioned into a movie beautifully. They did a real good job of capturing the heart and soul of it. I fell in love with the story; it’s a timeless tale about friendship and imagination.”

“For me, imagination is such an important part of everybody’s life, and that’s what I do every single day in my life as an actor. I’m always acting and imagining that everything is going on. Imagination I think is kind of lost in a lot of kids because they play so many video games. I was always raised outside playing and imagining, making up games and pretending that there is an army crawling on the ground, or playing with squirt guns.”

“It was a very conscious decision from the very beginning that we were not going to overdo the visual effects, just because of the story’s integrity and the book’s integrity. If you’ve ever read the book, it’s just briefly mentioned that the kids are having fights against the imaginary creatures in the forest. Obviously, we can’t do this in the movie, you have to put something up on the screen; we just tried to do the absolute minimum.”

“My ‘Terabithia’ is in books. I just get really involved in the characters in the books, and I love to escape. And I daydream a lot, when I fall asleep or when I’m waking up in bed, just imagining things and sometimes if I have a really good idea, I’ll write it down. I try to keep my imagination alive as possible because that’s what’s really important, and that’s how people are individuals.”

“One of the great messages in this movie is accepting people for who they are. It’s okay for girls and guys to be friends. I’ve grown up having really good friends that are girls, not girlfriends, but friends that are girls are great. I think people need to realize that they’re humans too, it’s not a different species; you can be friends with them.”

Written by Judy Sloane. Back to top

Visit the official Bridge to Terabithia site
Images above © Buena Vista Pictures
Feature © 2007 Visual Imagination.
Not for reproduction.

Film Review, #680, March 2007 cover

Keep up with the latest movie news, reviews and features with every issue of Film Review and the Film Review Ultimate Special

Ultimate DVD, Film Yearbook 2007 cover

Stores Info

You can order any of our magazines via this
secure service.

FILM REVIEW, use these
links to our stores:

Jump to UK £ subscription page
UK/World subs
Jump to US $ subscription page
USA $ subs logo