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Review: Disney’s “The BFG” Movie

Disclosure: Disney sponsored my travel, accommodations, and activities during my stay in Los Angeles. 

I’m back with another post from my adventure to L.A. for “The BFG” event! If you missed my last post that includes my interview with Director Steven Speilberg and Ruby Barnhill (Sophie), make sure you check it out.

For today’s post, I’m sharing my official review of “The BFG”.

First, though, let me catch you up on what “The BFG” is all about.

Review: Disney's "The BFG" Movie

About “The BFG”

The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg –finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other 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 the BFG 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. Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows, but Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.

“The BFG” will be in theaters on July 1, 2016.

My Review

I went into “The BFG” movie fresh, without a history of reading the Roald Dahl’s book or even knowing much about this story of giants and Frobscottle.

Review: Disney's "The BFG" Movie

I will admit that it took me a bit to ease into the movie, but once I got there I was taken on a fun, wild ride through London and giant country. I was soon in a world of a funny-talking “big friendly giant”, a brave little girl, and a dream-like adventure to solve a big problem.

Review: Disney's "The BFG" Movie

The relationship between The BFG (Mark Rylance) and Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) was genuine and beautiful, and by far one of my favorite elements of the movie. Another favorite of mine was the Queen’s appearance (Penelope Wilton) at the end of the film, who had me belly laughing and asking for more.

Review: Disney's "The BFG" Movie

If you are a fan of the book, you will absolutely adore and appreciate this movie. You will love the nods to the original story and seeing these unique characters come to life in a way that only Spielberg could create.

Review: Disney's "The BFG" Movie

“The BFG” is in theaters now, so make sure you check it out this weekend!

Disclosure: Disney sponsored my travel, accommodations, and activities during my stay in Los Angeles.