I recently had the chance to see The BFG. It was a movie I had kind of heard of, mentioned a few times, but I had not seen the normal hype that a Disney movie has.
Poor Sophie sits on her bed, reading her favorite stories, and dream of a family. A family of her own, that will get her out of the orphanage. When late one night while in her bed, reading, Sophia hears a strange noise coming from the streets, she ventures a peek, only to be snatched away, through the window by a giant.
Sophie meets the Big Friendly Giant, a friendly vegetarian giant who eats a disgusting vegetable called Snozzcumber, who she quickly names the BFG. While playing with the BFG, Sophia starts to have adventures that she could never dream of, including catching dreams.
When the other giants discover the BFG has a person with him, the problems begin and Sophia and BFG have to find a way to stop what is happening.
Based on the story, BFG, by Roald Dahl, who also wrote James and the Giant Peach. In the making for 25 years, BFG, directed by Stephen Speilburg, has come to life and is delighting everyone in the theaters.
My kids and I recently had the pleasure of seeing the BFG. The kids usually rate movies on a scale of thumbs up (but on a star system). So after Willow’s (6) first answer of 1000 thumbs up, she settled for 5 thumbs up, since that is the highest she is allowed to give. Serenity (12) gave the movie 5 thumbs up as well. Harley, who is now 18, gave the movie 4 thumbs up. Don and I were a little less impress with the BFG than the girls. We both gave the movie 3 stars, we like the traditional way of rating. It wasn’t that the movie was a bad movie, we just felt the movie was a little slow at some points.
Be sure to watch the BFG in theaters now.