Every once in a while a film comes along that reignites the child in us all.
I remember having this book read to us as children, and I read this book to my children…and now we went as a family to see it on the silver screen.
About The Author:
Roald Dahl is a fascinating writer who is best known for such books as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The Witches, and Matilda. Roald Dahl also wrote several short stories which Alfred Hitchcock turned into episodes of “Alfred Hitchcock presents”. Thus some of his plots and language within these “children’s” novels have a dark side to them. This, in my opinion makes the story even more likable and remarkable.
On screen, Steven Spielberg brings to life one of my all time favorite children’s stories, and he does it in a very “Spielbergesque” way. The cinematography is gorgeous, and the actress who was casted to play Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) does a remarkable job! The CGI is not perfect for character of the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), but it is close and not noticeable once you become completely immersed into the story line.
The movie follows the book very closely, and I caught myself saying out loud “that’s how I envisioned it!” Spielberg has done it again, walking through my (our) childhood, recapturing the mystery, magic and awe! I recommend you take the whole family! You will laugh, you will cry and most of all you will have a “hopscotchy” good time! Remember to drink all of your “Delumptious fizzy frobscottle”…you’ll find out what that means!
Go see if for yourself, I won’t give away the plot, but if you go as the child you once were even if you pay the adult ticket price, you will enjoy it! I’m calling this my hands-down favorite Family Friendly favorite movie of this summer!
Every once in a while a film comes along that reignites the child in us all, this was one of those movies for me!
I give this movie
I am so excited to hear this! I just finished reading it with my children. A little over a year ago I thought about this book but could not remember the name. As we watched the previews for The Jungle Book, I saw the first 2 secs. And shouted out loud “that’s My book!” As I sat there like a child watching every second of the clip my heart rang out! I bought the book on kindle for my whole family and we read it together! Just like their mother as a child they were gripped. As each read aloud their part, we laughed and giggled as each tried to pronounce the words of the BFG. My husband had never read the book as a boy, but never missed a night of our readings. If you have never read the book, please do it for your whole family!