The BFG (2016)
Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is an orphan girl who dreams big and has a wondrous imagination. One night she sees a giant (Mark Rylance) roaming the streets of London and he kidnaps her because she might tell on him. Sophie soon finds out that the giant is friendly and caring and not like the other giants who actually do want to eat humans. As the 2 adventure together, the other giants find out about Sophie’s presence and they can’t wait to eat her up, but BFG (big friendly giant) will do anything he can to keep her safe.
Based on the book by children’s author Roald Dahl, The BFG is a story that is simple and geared mainly towards kids between the ages of 6-15. Frankly, I was bored in this movie due to its characters and situations. Sophie is really annoying and the BFG is too stupid for my taste. The scenes when we witness the BFG cook is disgusting and the animation in this movie is below par. I can’t believe Steven Spielberg even touched this film let alone directed it!
The first half of the movie is the part I could bear, but when Sophie and the BFG travel to Buckingham Palace to meet with the Queen, I checked out completely. Yes, I finished the movie, but the 2nd half of this movie is completely different from the first half that it’s unbelievable. They go meet with the freaking Queen of England! Seriously!?! Parents be warned, this movie will only be loved by your kids and you will have to suffer though 2 hours of bad animation and characters that will annoy you just as much as your kids do! If you want an escape at the movies, don’t go see this movie! Co-starring Penelope Wilton, Rebecca Hall, Jermaine Clement, and Bill Hader.
4/10 – Bad animation with characters that will annoy you just as much as your kids do!