The BFG. Honestly, I only wanted to add this to the list because I accidentally bought this movie. Anyways, The BFG (a.k.a. Big Friendly Giant) is based on the book of the same name by Roald Dahl. Which I never read as a kid, but by the looks of this film you can tell it’s a kids book. Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is an orphan who wakes up one night (or is still up perhaps) and see the giant (Mark Rylance). Because she sees him, he takes her back to his home in Giant Country.
There really isn’t much to the story. First she wants to go home, then she wants to stay, all while trying to avoid the other giants who aren’t friendly and want to eat children (sounds a little repetitive after typing my review on The Great Wall huh?). Well, basically Sophie learns of how the BFG lives and what he does for a “job.” The only thing I really liked about this film were the colorscapes. The dream tree was awesome and the whole jump through the lake to the other side thing was cool. Other than that there isn’t much excitement in this movie. It was a little funny when they are with the Queen, but a tad more childish funny than I’d like.
(They devise a plan to get rid of the bad giants who eat people. I wish it was more climatic and eventful. There really wasn’t anything to the scene that made me shift to the edge of my seat with either excitement or anticipation. And then it was just over. Though I’m sure it was a good book to read when you’re in elementary school, I don’t think it was a good idea to turn it into a movie. I’m going to give this a “Okay" (2/5)
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