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|
First off, I'm not a huge children's movie fan, but this one was just so charming and cute I couldn't help but like it. The real star is the BFG. The funny way he talks and the emotions on his face really made the movie for me. The little girl does a pretty good job as well.
This isn't the kind of movie you watch for the story. It's simple enough, but does the job. It's more for the interaction between the girl and the giant, and in that department the movie delivers. Sure there were some childish jokes, but there were plenty of other moments that made me laugh out loud without involving body functions.
I don't get why so many people hated on this movie. Where they expecting Schindler's List? This wasn't that kind of Spielberg Movie. It was more about the interaction of a child and magical friend, akin to ET - and while it may not be quite as good, I still got a lot of enjoyment out of it. If you don't think you're going to be a stick in the mud about it, go ahead and give it a watch. You might end up being surprised at how much you like it, just like I was.