Over the past few months my 9 year old daughter and I have been reading Roald Dahl’s beloved book, The B.F.G. We have giggled together over the Big Friendly Giant’s backwards way of speaking and felt scared for little Sophie as she was carried off to Giant Country. The same laughter and fright was experienced when we saw Disney’s “The BFG” on the big screen. My family and I attended a press screening of “The BFG” in 3-D and absolutely loved the film. The animation was amazing and the acting superb. Disney and Spielburg have made a masterpiece with “The BFG” and it comes highly recommended (ages 5+).
“The BFG” follows Sophie (Ruby Barnhill), a ten-year-old orphan in London who suffers from insomnia. We learn that Sophie is a responsible child and often stays up into the early morning hours making sure the doors to the orphanage are locked up tight. While awake around 3am Sophie hears riff raff outside a window and ventures outside onto the veranda of the orphanage where she spots a giant. That giant is none other than the BFG, aka the BIG Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance). The giant is afraid that Sophie will tell others that she saw him so brings her to his home in Giant Country. At first Sophie is quite scared of the giant but soon learns that the 24-foot man is charming and gentle but this kindness is often taken advantage of by the other giants in Giant Country. Sophie is thrilled to learn that the BFG doesn’t eat humans but soon realizes all the other giants in Giant Country do. Sophie’s human presence is sensed by the other giants and Sophie and the BFG come up with a plan to protect themselves, London and the rest of the world from these bad giants. Only one thing….they must convince the Queen of England to help them.
See if Sophie and the BFG are able to save the world from the bad giants by heading to see “The BFG” in theaters now!
I attended a press screening for the purpose of this review
This has not affected my opinion
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