- Fairisle Junior School
- Review Date
- 19 March, 2017
The BFG - an unmissable viewing, packed with lovable characters, a quick-tempered protagonist and a rather humungous being - certainly not worth skipping.
Sophie, an orphaned girl who lives an unfortunate life, embarks upon the adventure of a lifetime when she encounters a rather discombobulating species of giant. At first, Sophie is incredibly apprehensive but soon she becomes friends with the giant and, together, they hatch a plan to stop a malevolent band of blood-guzzlers from obliterating children with their teeth. However, will they succeed in their attempts? You'll have to watch to discover for yourself. Step into a fantasy land where anything can occur, even delivering dreams to children during their slumber. All you have to do is wish and you'll discover yourself enveloped in the wispy, enchanting landscape of Dreamland with a blanket of stars to gaze at above you or perhaps engulfed in the adrenaline surging through your fingertips of Giant Country with its rolling hills and mountains. Or, you could hop in a taxi to Sophie's orphanage. Either way, it's certain you'll be smiling 100% of the journey.
Far more realistic than the animated original (which was released in 1989), this film is one of utter magnificence and did not fail to impress me in the slightest by the way the Giants' faces resemble ordinary ones. This caught my eyes as an impressive feast to behold, almost like the feast the BFG ravenously devours. Another jaw-dropping feature of this scrumdiddilyumptious film is the way they've managed to grab the book and transform it into a masterpiece like this, but not only that. I feel as if they had to almost create a special bond between themselves and the featured characters in order to present them on a disc. As if they became the best of friends and this allowed them to transform it into the fantastic production which it has become by giving it that touch of humour to enlighten the viewers, who will be keen for more when they begin watching. These were the best characteristics of the film, in my opinion.
Although most of this film is sensational, one minor problem does appear to expose itself from the critical crevices of my mind. This being that some points were not as eventful or action-packed as I would have liked or they could have made it to be. This was the only thing that whispered 'disliked' in my mind. The rest was pure joy and humour.
This film deserves four stars due to the points I have just mentioned but if we could give half stars, I'd rate it a four and a half. So come on, what are you waiting for? Press the play button and become hypnotised in the world of theirs. Before I conclude, a massive round of applause to Steven Spielberg, Rebecca Hall, Penelope Wilton, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Mark Rylance and Ruby Barnhill: The Director and main actors of this wonderful piece. Enjoy!