Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall and Bill Hader.
I can remember sitting down and watching the cartoon film of the BFG when I was young. Which looked something like this
Although the cartoon has a special place in my heart, it was amazing to see the film redone as so masterfully by my favourite film director Steven Spielberg. I’ve seen many Spielberg films and this one felt like it fit in very well with the rest. The cinematography and scenery in the film was breathtaking, with one of my favourite scenes being of the dream tree.
It was honestly breathtaking and the music was honestly one of my favourite parts with John Williams as the composer. If you’re like me and you know a lot of composers then you’ll recognise the magical feeling of John William’s music in this film. The music made me well up inside and honestly it was amazing to watch.
Many people will already know the story of the BFG, when a young orphan girl named Sophie spots a giant out of her window and he whisks her away to Giant Country where there are all sorts of other giants who eat children. With a colourful vocabulary, it felt almost just like the original film and Roald Dahl’s famous novel. I can remember reading the story when I was young and it still stays with me to this day. I even catch myself calling human beings, human beans sometimes just like the giants in the film.
Being captured by the story in the original animated film enthralled me as a child, and I hope that this film will do the same for this generation of children. It’s a fantastic Summer movie and a brilliant adaptation of one of the most beloved children’s authors.