Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Movie Review: BFG deserves more love

Hi everyone. Wow. It's been a while since I posted anything. Well, I do have a movie review for all of you today, and it's based off my favorite book written by Roald Dahl, The BFG.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Sophie is an orphan girl living in London who generally spends her time reading and staying up way after she's supposed to be asleep. Because she's up at the Witching Hour, she ends up breaking some rules of what not to do at the time, and ends up seeing something unexpected: a giant. Before she knows it, Sophie is whisked off to Giant Country, and ends up becoming friends with the giant who took her, whom she names the BFG, which stands for Big Friendly Giant. However, he's not the only giant there. There are several larger giants who enjoy nothing more than eating people, especially children. Together, Sophie and the BFG come up with a plan to stop the evil giants and save the world.
I was really surprised with how faithful the film adaptation was to the book, and that made me glad. True, there were a few minor points that were changed up, but it wasn't drastic, and overall the film kept the heart and spirit of the book it came from. The use of CGI really helps drive home the magical feeling of Giant Country, and the friendship felt between Sophie and the BFG is truly cute. It has a good balance between light moments and dark moments, and each one was taken care of. It is definitely a fun family film.
A girl has a nightmare of being eaten by a giant. A giant gets hit in the groin. Some mild peril and slapstick humor. Some people drink a beverage that causes them to fart.
Kindness and understanding can overcome boundaries. Just because someone's different from us in appearance or behavior doesn't make them bad or deserving of mockery; it means that they are still people and deserve our love and respect. Never be afraid to stand up for what is right.