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.