The suspense is killing me.
Lest it hasn’t been clear, allow me to paint a picture for you of the Toy Box Mommy as a young nerd: Just picture some very frizzy hair barely visible over the top of a book. Yeah. That was me.
Bridge to Terabithia was one of my very favorites, as a kid, and I have all my fingers and toes crossed that the upcoming movie will do the Newbery award-winning book justice. I used to believe that there was never a movie made from a wonderful book that was worthy, but I’ve softened in my old age, somewhat.
It feels like the pickings for family movies have been pretty slim ever since Christmas, too. I’m really jonesing for something we can all enjoy. And in one week, Bridge to Terabithia will open and I can find out for myself if it lives up to the hype, and—more importantly—if it lives up to my recollection of the book.
In the meantime, Animated News linked to a special sneak peek of WETA Workshop’s special effects magic on the movie. There’s lots of good stuff on the site to explore, but if that’s not enough for you, there’s always the official Disney site where you can explore, download, and even play the “Monster Dodger” game.
That should keep you busy for the next week or so. Or you could really go nuts and—this is crazy, brace yourself—grab a copy of the book and read it with your kids.
I know. Nutty.