The movie version opened this weekend and the reviews seem to be positive. When I thought of movie adaptations for books, it never even occurred to me that with CG, Bridge to Terabithia would be a good choice. There wasn't much focus on specific descriptions of Terabithia as far as I recall and I'm sure that gave a lot of freedom to put together a magical kingdom. It probaly also helps that the person who wrote the screenplay for the movie adaptation is the son of the author of the book. If anyone has a good conception of what Katherine Paterson imagined Terabithia to be like, you'd have to imagine it'd be her son.
I'd love to get a chance to see this movie in the theaters but it's probaly a moot hope. I probably average only a single movie a year at movie theaters for various reasons and this one already has a few strikes against it. It's unlikely I can convince anyone I know to come along for what will essentially be a kid's flick. It's the same sort of thing I ran into when the movie adaptation of Charlotte's Web came out (another of my favorite boks from when I was a kid). If anyone with less discriminating friends gets a chance to see this movie, let me know how it is.