The BFG- a Sweet and Faithful Adaption

Spielberg’s take on Dahl’s childhood classic is a faithful adaption with magical special effects.

Young orphan Sophie is snatched by the BFG and taken to giant-country, where they become friends and form a plan to defeat the evil man-eating giants.

Barnhill’s Sophie is sweet and lively, while Rylance’s BFG perfectly captures the endearing tongue-tied hero of the book.

The digital effects are absolutely stunning, creating an enchanting dream-world with all the charm and adventure of a child’s imagination.

While not edge-of-you-seat exciting, the film is surprisingly true to the story and delivers a pleasant and light-humoured walk down memory lane.

3 stars

Jo Bradley.

 

 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Personally, I wasn’t a fan of The BFG at all. Should have been left untouched if you ask me! Great review, nice to read a different take on the film! Do let me know what you think of my review, would love feedback: https://theaspiringfilmcritic.wordpress.com/2016/07/20/the-bfg-2016-%E2%98%85%E2%98%85%E2%98%86%E2%98%86%E2%98%86/

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    1. JoBradley says:

      Well it really just is a complement to the books, not a story in it’s own right. The best Roald Dahl storyline in my eyes is probably Matilda or Fantastic Mr Fox. I will check it out!

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