The BFG Movie Review
The BFG is now playing in theaters everywhere and if you haven’t purchased tickets for your family I suggest you should for the holiday weekend. During #TheBFGEvent we had the opportunity to see the movie twice, and I can’t wait to see it again with my kids. The movie was entertaining and lots of fun to watch.
About The BFG
The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like theother inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while theBFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle.
Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams.
If you’ve read the book by Roald Dahl, then you know pretty much just about everything that happens in the movie. The script developed by Melissa Mathison didn’t stray that far from the book. I will say however if you didn’t read the book you can enjoy the movie just as much as someone who did read the book. I really loved how Steven Spielberg brought to life the characters and the scenery in the movie. When they enter Dream Country I was blown away by his interpretation of the dreams The BFG would catch.
It was amazing to see this scene in the movies. We saw both screenings in 3-D but you can see it regular and not miss out on any of the graphics really.
Another thing I really liked about the movie was watching Sophie and The BFG’s relationship grow throughout the movie. When he first grabs her from the orphanage, she was scared and looking to escape his cave. Over time she grew close to the giant, not wanting to leave him in the end.
The giants are scary but they bring a lot of humor to the movie. Younger kids may be a little scared of them at first but as the movie goes on they’ll start to enjoy the comedy they bring to the screen. Fleshlumpeater was my favorite giant and he was the one we saw the most throughout the movie.
One of the funniest scenes in the movie happens with The BFG visits with the Queen of England. Parents just a friendly heads up, your kids may find a lot of humor in passing gas after seeing this movie. LOL.
Newcomer Ruby Barnhill was absolutely adorable in this movie. I can’t wait to see what else she does in the future. She does a great job showing how to be brave and supportive of your friends. She did a lot to help The BFG once she saw how the other giants treated him.
I loved the movie and I think it’s one the whole family can enjoy. It’s about two hours long so it’s perfect for children about 8 and older. There isn’t a lot of action in the movie, it has a moderate pace and the plot is very easy to follow. Remember The BFG is now playing in theaters everywhere.