Roald Dahl films are always worth seeing at least once. The British author wrote in his lifetime some of the most fantastic and heartwarming stories in fiction. His tales featured many themes of wonder and often told valuable moral lessons. The BFG is a story of loyalty and friendship in the most unlikely of places.
When a young girl named Sophie is taken from her home during the darkest time of the night known as the “Witching Hour,” she finds herself in a magical land of giants. She quickly learns that humans are food for these massive creatures and the other inhabitants of Giant Country are threatening and dangerous. Sophie then befriends the Big Friendly Giant that brought her to his world. Together they go on a journey of discovery and wonderment.
The BFG is a beloved children’s book that ranks highly among Roald Dahl’s other classics. Film adaptations of his books have a very devoted fan following and if this adaptation is anywhere near as impactful as Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach or Matilda, The BFG could instantly become an instant children’s movie classic. It all depends on how the story translates to the screen.
The talent behind this adaptation is stacked in the film’s favor with Steven Spielberg in the director’s chair. Anytime the Amblin Entertainment logo shines on screen, the fans who grew up with the master filmmaker’s incredible body of work will instantly feel a sense of nostalgia. It also helps that Disney has fully backed the property and will likely guarantee this film’s success in preparation for its July release. With a cast of greats to include Rebecca Hall as Mary, Mark Rylance as the BFG, Bill Hader as Bloodbottler and Jemaine Clement as Fleshlumpeater, this is one to look forward to for kids, families and adults alike.