Movie Review – ‘The BFG’


Hello everyone! 🙂

I’ve now seen ‘The BFG’, the new film by Steven Spielberg, based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl. I thoroughly enjoyed this film at the cinema! I remember ‘The BFG’ book as a kid and saw the 1989 cartoon feature film when I was at school. I also remember seeing a theatre production of ‘The BFG’!

It was a long time since I read the book or seen any adaptation of ‘The BFG’. I wondered what this new live-action movie version of the story was going to be like. I have to say I was very impressed with Steven Spielberg’s interpretation of ‘The BFG’ as he has remained true to the spirit of the book.

‘The BFG’ is about an orphaned girl called Sophie who gets captured by the Big Friendly Giant and taken back to his home in Giant Country. Seeing his world of dreams, Sophie befriends the BFG and they work together to save England and stop the menace of the evil giants who want to eat humans.

The CGI effects of ‘The BFG’ are amazing and I was easily captivated into this story. Seeing the film brought back happy memories of ‘The BFG’ as a kid. Mark Rylance delivers a superb performance as the Big Friendly Giant. I’m very agog as to how he looked so giant-like and with those big ears of his.

I also liked Ruby Barnhill as the little girl Sophie, who is the heart and soul of the film. I was surprised to see Penelope Wilton guest star as the Queen in this movie. She’s certainly risen in the ranks from being a Prime Minister in ‘Doctor Who’ to the Queen in ‘The BFG’. It was a pleasure to see Penelope Wilton in this.

‘The BFG’ is a wonderful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s book by Steven Spielberg. I’m amazed with the special effects and the performances of the cast in this. I don’t think a live-action version of ‘The BFG’ was ever made before this film. It’s the children’s film of the year and it’s easy to see why!

I laughed when the Queen; her dogs and everyone else tried the BFG’s frobscottle drink. 😀

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

4 thoughts on “Movie Review – ‘The BFG’

  1. Timelord 007

    A excellent review on the BFG Tim, I’m glad you enjoyed the movie & your correct there hasn’t been a live action version until this movie.

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  2. Tim Bradley Post author

    Thanks Simon! Glad you enjoyed my review on ‘The BFG’! It was a great film to see at the cinema! I’m very impressed with Steven Spielberg’s interpretation of Roald Dahl’s book into film. Tim. 🙂


  3. Elinor

    Hope I’ll like it as much as you have.

    Me and my brother had the book read to us (in Swedish) when we were kids and, when I offered to treat my brother to a cinema visit (as a birthday present) he said he wanted to see this, as the original story was a special part of our childhood. So, we’re going to go see it together soon, now that it’s out.

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  4. Tim Bradley Post author

    Thanks for your comments, Elinor. It’s good to hear from you again on my blog.

    I haven’t read the book of ‘The BFG’ for a long time, but I could vaguely remember the story. When I saw it at the cinema, my childhood memories of the book, cartoon film and the theatre play I saw as a kid all came flooding back to me. I certainly found Steven Spielberg’s interpretation of the book as a film very awe-inspiring and enjoyable to watch.

    That’s a great idea for you to see ‘The BFG’ at the cinema with your brother for his birthday. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. I’m glad you and your brother have fond memories of ‘The BFG’ as a book when it was read to you as kids. Thank you for sharing your memories with me. I’m glad that it’s a special part of your childhood.

    Have a great time! Let me know what you make of ‘The BFG’ at the cinema!

    Tim. 🙂



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