The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!
|Release Date||:||June 1, 2016|
|Genres||:||Adventure, Family, Fantasy|
|Production Company||:||Walt Disney Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Amblin Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment, Walden Media|
|Production Countries||:||Canada, United States of America, United Kingdom|
|Writers||:||Melissa Mathison, Roald Dahl|
|Casts||:||Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Rebecca Hall, Jemaine Clement, Bill Hader, Penelope Wilton, Marilyn Norry, Chris Shields, Matt Frewer, Geoffrey Wade, Rafe Spall, Haig Sutherland, John Emmet Tracy, Adam Godley, Daniel Bacon, Paul Moniz de Sa, Alejandro Cuello, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Michael Adamthwaite, Gabrielle Rose, Lucia Ryan, Julia Torrance, Graham Curry|
|Plot Keywords||:||london, england, based on novel, queen, little girl, cannibal, orphan girl, giant, evil brother|
I loved this adaptation, it is charming, funny and engaging. I've read some pretty scathing reviews, saying it's Spielberg's worst film - or one of, and I couldn't disagree more. It's really a kid's story, dressed up as a family movie. It's also a simple tale, requiring a simple plot and that is what you get, along with some Spielberg magic. The (gas) scene in Buckingham Palace is one of the funniest I've ever seen - it was hysterical! If you want to get all serious and pick fault with the plot line, you shouldn't be watching this kind of movie. It's a fantasy movie, involving some.... well... fantasy! There were some stereotypical British elements, which to us might be a bit overdone, but Spielberg isn't British. Whoever is slating this movie's plot and the movie in general obviously doesn't remember: E.T, Back to the Future; Poltergeist etc, who's plot lines were crackpot in the extreme. BFG is what it is... a lighthearted and delightful fantasy, which kids and adults will adore together.