Amblin Entertainment and Disney have dropped a full size trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘The B.F.G.’. The movie is based on the book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake released in 1982. I’ve never read the book but in my video game addled mind B.F.G. stands for something else other than Big Friendly Giant in the game DOOM.
The movie looks amazing and very fun. I’m sure the movie will offer up equal parts whimsy, fantasy, scares, and heart warming moments. Spielberg spoke briefly about the story of ‘The B.F.G.’:
“I think it was kind of genius of Roald Dahl to be able to empower the children. It was very, very brave of him to introduce that combination of darkness and light which was so much Disney’s original signature in a lot of their earlier works like in ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Fantasia,’ ‘Snow White’ and ‘Cinderella,’ and being able to do scary, but also be redemptive at the same time and teach a lesson, an enduring lesson, to everyone, it was a wonderful thing for Dahl to have done, and it was one of the things that attracted me to want to direct this Dahl book.”
“It’s a story about friendship, it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends and it’s a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems.”
The full plot synopsis:
The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams.
Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows. But Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.
After doing a little research on the book, I’m a little excited to see the nine bad giants in detail. They have awesome names and the Blake illustration of them looks interesting. Their names are The Manhugger, The Meatdripper, The Childchewer, The Butcher Boy, The Bloodbottler, The Maidmasher, The Fleshlumpeater, The Bonecrucher, and The Gizzardgulper. Sadly the movie doesn’t make them look as unique as the illustration.
The movie comes to theaters on July 1, 2016
A new trailer for ‘B.F.G.’ can be found here Disney Drops A New Magical BFG Trailer On Us