A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.
The latest movie from acclaimed director Steven Spielberg isn't going to reach anywhere near his best work but it is still an enjoyable time. This is mainly due to his directing and a “feel good” plot that is mostly aimed at families, albeit with humor that will mostly appeal to children. The story mainly focusses on the friendship of the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) and a little girl called Sophie. Speaking of which, the story would not have been possible without a great performance of said child actress and she definitely deserves massive props for it. Mark Rylance also gives us a great performance as the BFG. One of the biggest negatives about "The BFG" for me is the pacing. Some of the scenes were really dragging on and on without much happening. Despite this, I can safely recommend "The BFG" to every family with young children.
At it's core “The BFG” is a family film and in essence there isn't really anything wrong with this. It's a beautiful story but sometimes I just couldn't help but feeling a little dull about the story, as director Steven Spielberg kept it extremely child-friendly in my opinion. You might argue, “It's a family movie”, but there are plenty of family films who were able to target any audience instead of merely the younger-ones. Aside from that I did enjoy the film and this is supported by the actor performances. Mark Rylance was definitely my favorite, but child-actor Ruby Barnhill did a great job as well. Bottom-line, I can recommend the BFG mostly to families looking for movie to watch with their kids.
"The BFG" is the latest and probaly the most family friendly movie from acclaimed director Steven Spielberg. The result is a fun movie which is mainly focused at children but adults might find enjoyment in it as well. While most of the jokes are clearly focused at the audience they are mainly targeting, being the children, some of them do work for everyone. Since Steven Spielberg kept it so 'clean' and 'friendly' the movie can drag on at times with some long running scenes that could have been cut shorter. Luckily however, the story was great either way and the actors' performances were great. We also want to mention Mark Rylance and Ruby Barnhill in specific for their fantastic performances as the BFG and Sophie respectively. In the end, "The BFG" is a great movie for any family out there.