The BFG (2016) Movie Review

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The BFG (2016)

2016 | PG | Fantasy, Adventure, Family
117 minutes / 1h 57min

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The BFG Plot Synopsis:

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 Elizabeth to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.

The BFG (2016) Review

The BFG (2016) is an 117-minutes American fantasy adventure film that was based on the Roald Dahl 1982 novel of the same name. Director and producer Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan (1998), Schindler’s List (1993), Catch Me If You Can (2002), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)) did an excellent job staying faithful to Roald Dahl’s novel. Steven Spielberg outdid himself once again by giving us a movie that had outstanding epic magic, humor, fantasy elements, entertaining fantastical adventures, fun, whimsical, and wonderfully charming for families.

The BFG revolves around a little human orphan girl named Sophie, who became friends with a giant known as BFG, who takes her to Giant Country where the duo tries to stop man-eating giants from harming the human world. BFG has a soft heart who only wants good for the world and does not want to eat humans or harm them in any way but can give them dreams. Sophie (Ruby Barnhill - 4 O’Clock Club (2015), Access Hollywood (2016), Made in Hollywood (2016)) is an orphan who lives in a London orphanage. Sophie awoke one night and saw the BFG, who then kidnapped her because humans are not supposed to know that giants exist.

BFG took her to Giant Country and told her that it is not safe for her to escape because there are many other giants who are bigger than he and those giants love to eat humans, and they will consume her. The movie progresses to be an adventure as BFG tries to save Sophie from his fellow giants and save other children as well by warning the queen.

I was mesmerized by Sophie’s and BFG relationship because it was captivating seeing them learning about each other and interacting, it was as realistic as can be. I recommend all families see The BFG as soon as possible because it was an entertaining movie that got a little bit of everything including adventure, action, terrific visual effects, drama, and comedy. Ruby Barnhill’s performance was brilliant as well as Mark Rylance, who did a fantastic job. The visual effects was a treat, and I could not get over how amazing it was. The screenplay, CGI, musical score, sound, cinematography, and editor did a fabulous job.

  • The BFG Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 7.24
  • IMDB: 6.4
  • MetaCritic: 6.6
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.5

About The BFG 2016

Title: The BFG
Year: 2016
Runtime: 117 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Family
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.62/5 stars from 65,763 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 65,763
MPAA Rating: PG
The BFG Cast Starring: Michael Adamthwaite, Gintare Beinoraviciute, Chris Shields, Matt Frewer, Rafe Spall, Tobias James-Samuels, Rebecca Hall, Haig Sutherland, Daniel Bacon, Bill Hader, Marilyn Norry, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, John Emmet Tracy, Gabrielle Rose, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Adam Godley, Andy Thompson, Gerardo Barcala, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Jabbz Farooqi, William Samples, Graham Curry, Randy Rafuse, Shane Williams, Manfred Kirsten, D.H. Williams, John Specogna, Shauna Hansen, Mark Rylance
The BFG Writers: Melissa Mathison, Roald Dahl
The BFG Director: Steven Spielberg
Box Office: $55,472,665
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
Language: English
Country: USA, India