Friday, April 28, 2017

The BFG (2016)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Stars: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement

Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.

This is a review of the movie and not the book. I am just saying. This movie was a remake.

I just was not that much of a fan of this movie. The story was not that interesting to me at all, and I love cartoons and kids movies. This one just fell short. It might not have even been completely the story that lost the movie for me. I mean the movie is about giants that kidnap and eat people in the night. This little  orphan girl finds one giant that is still sweet and good. That does not make much of a story, but it could work, if the movie was made correctly. I believe one of the problems with the movie was the pace. The beginning of the movie was just too slow. I could see kids falling asleep toward the beginning of this movie. It starts off interesting and mysterious, but the movie just stays in that slow pace for too long into the movie.

The best part of the movie is how it looks. This was a visually an amazing movie to look at. So much of this movie looks real. The animation is that good in the movie, but then look at who made the movie. There was endless amounts of money to make this movie, so that is why the movie looks so good. The detailing in the background and in each of the giants was brilliant. Those scenes with the Queen were a bit much, but it is a children's book.

This is not one of the best movies for kids, for the simple fact that they may not like it at all. This movie was just too difficult to make into a movie. I think there was just too much to work with to make the movie a success. Watch it, and see what you think of it. Your kids may like it. Enjoy. 

The BFG (2016) Trailer

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