Movie Review | The BFG

This is a spoiler free review

Starring:   Mark Rylance,  Ruby Barnhill,  Penelope Wilton
Directed By: Steven Spielberg
Written By: Melissa Mathison (screenplay),  Roald Dahl (book)
UK Release Date: 17th July 2016


the_bfg_poster Movie Synopsis: A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.

Book Synopsis: Captured by a giant! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater, the Bonecruncher, or any of the other giants-rather than the BFG-she would have soon become breakfast. 
When Sophie hears that they are flush-bunking off in England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

I preferred the book synopsis than the movie one, but you know this is a movie review so I included both.


Ah the nostalgia feeling I had throughout this entire film was nearly unbearable. I loved the animated movie version first, then when I started reading I feel in love with the book.

I had a lot of hope riding of this film being good, and surprisingly it was. They didn’t change the plot (I don’t think anyway), and the special effects really gave the story a new lease of life.

Sophie annoyed me a bit, but she has always annoyed me. I think it’s just the way she speaks, but I am not holding that against a 10 year old girl.

I laughed so many times, and there are great heart warming moments. I know this is a really short review, but I really don’t have much else to say.


4 Stars

I loved this film, it wasn’t my favourite but still great.

What is your favourite Steven Spielberg film?

Talk Soon,
Darling Bear

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