Friday, July 1, 2016

The Five W's of Disney's The BFG

WHAT is this film about?

     "Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all." - IMDb

WHO is cast in this film?

     The main character, Sophie, is played by newcomer Ruby Barnhill. From what I've seen in the trailers, I think she will make the perfect Sophie. The BFG is played by Mark Rylance. The only production I have ever seen him in is Wolf Hall, a BBC mini series, but he appears to be a seasoned actor and has worked with directer Steven Spielberg before in Bridge of Spies. I was most excited to see Penelope Wilton (known from Downton Abbey) as Queen Victoria. I know she will do an excellent job! Pictured above are Penelope Wilton, Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Bill Hader, director Steven Spielberg, Rebecca Hall, and Rafe Spall.

WHY should you see this film?

     The last movie inspired by a Roald Dahl story was Fantastic Mr. Fox (which was nothing like the book, and I like to pretend it doesn't exist). You can't leave this branch of films on that note. The BFG has the potential to be as beautiful as the book. I think any Roald Dahl fan should give it a try.

WHEN is this film released?

TODAY, July 1,2016

WHERE is it playing?

A theater near you!

Will you be watching The BFG?


  1. I really loved this book when I was a kid so I'm sad that it didn't do well at the box office this weekend.

    1. It didn't? That's too bad. I really love the book, too. I just reread it this week.