Over the weekend Disney Entertainment and Steven Spielberg premiered their movie ‘BFG’ at the Cannes Film Festival . So far the word is that it has received mixed reviews, with most saying that kids will like it. **Cough, Cough**, wait a minute…isn’t it a kids movie? Wouldn’t that mean it was meant for kids and not stuffy reviewer types?
Anyways, I do think my kids will like it and I think I’ll like it too. I LOVE to watch a movie that whisks me away to a new world and if that world breathes and feels alive I can look past other missteps. This movie looks like it “breathes” and I can’t wait.
Here’s the official 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.
Grab a little more info on the movie and the original book by Dahl HERE.
Be whisked away to the Land of Giants on July 1, 2016