Jess Aarons is kind of alone. His class at school is a normal size, and he’s got a big family, but he’s still alone.
Until Leslie Burke moves next door. She’s smart, fast, and has the best imagination.
She makes Terebithia, a land only she and Jess can enter by swinging on an “enchanted” rope.
Jess can be a king in Terebithia. He can defeat the trolls, squogers, and the black master.
Even if he can’t defeat the bullies and make his dad notice him.
Soundtrack Composer: Aaron Zigman
Company: Walt Disney
I love this movie. It’s so…. bittersweet. Yes, that’s the word. Unless you want to say plain sad, and if I say much more on that note, I’ll give something away.
The story line deserves five stars. As far as I can remember, it’s almost exactly the same as the book. (And if I also remember correctly, the book is a five-star read.) It’s brilliant. I love it.
I used to think it was the absolute best movie the world has ever seen. Now? It’s still an excellent movie, but it’s not as good as I thought. Every main actor in this movie is such a good actor. It’s great. Even Maybelle, Jess’ annoying little sister, is such a good actress it’s hilarious watching. But the minor rolls… Jess’ sisters, Leslie’s parents, particularly her mum, they just feel fake. They’re not bad actors, but in the context of the really good ones, they just don’t ring out right.
The special effects are really good, and the way Jess draws is enough to make you jealous if you’re not an artist. I don’t quite like the intro with all his cartoons becoming big on the screen and everything, I felt it was just a little bit much.
The soundtrack is so pretty, really imaginative, which is the theme of this movie. I love imagination. And it stands to reason that I should love this movie, one of the best kids movies I’ve ever seen.