Well, you can't really market a Disney movie by saying, "The girl dies in the first 20 minutes!"
I think I remember reading the book when I was younger but I can't remember why it would be at all depressing.
Binro the Heretic
Two nerdish kids, a boy who wants to be an artist and a girl who reads a lot of fantasy books, dream up an imaginary kingdom. To get to their kingdom, they have to swing across a rope over a river and get to their clubhouse on the other side.
One day, the boy goes to the art museum with the music teacher, whom he has a crush on. The girl tries to swing across the river alone. She falls off the rope, cracks her skull on a rock and drowns.
The boy, riddled with guilt, goes back across the river to leave a little memorial to the girl. His little sister tries to follow him and almost gets drowned herself.
The girl's parents decide to leave town. They let the boy take some lumber from their shed. He builds a bridge across the river and gives the imaginary kingdom to his little sister.
Rape Van Winkle
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU POSTING A BUNCH OF SAD SHIT?
you are the definition of Cunt.
|Binro the Heretic |
I had to work REALLY hard to convince the grandmoms they shouldn't take my nephew to see this.
"But what's wrong with it?"
"The little girl drowns."
"And the magical creatures save her?"
"No, she just dies. There aren't any magical creatures."
"Well they don't say that in the commercial!"
I had hoped it would end with a darker twist--that the girl ends up in a loony bin, what with her seeing things and all. But Disney had to wuss out and kill her.
I read the book as a kid but forgot what it was about, so I went to see the movie based on this trailer, expecting to get a kinda crappy Narnia ripoff.
Needless to say I was a bit pissed.
|Jeff Fries |
A lot more misleading then I remembered.
Yeah, this is pretty much the textbook example of the thing.
Good to know re: my little ones.
Though these descriptions make the story more interesting to me on a personal level.
|Rodents of Unusual Size |
Isn't this book about mental breakdown? 5 stars for that alone.
Rape Van Winkle
you're a mental breakdown.
at least you were until Cary Elwes stabbed your stupid ass.
that's right bitch.
Yeah, this trailer qualifies as false advertising. Or at least it should.
I had never read the book so I was expecting something like Narnia or The Golden Compass. Then I watched the movie and cried like a blubbering rape victim.
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