Thursday, July 7, 2016
The BFG Review: Big Adventure is Charming and Creative
The story of The BFG follows a young girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill). One night when roaming the halls of the orphanage, Sophie sees a massive creature roaming the streets. It turns out this creature is a giant that goes by the name the Big Friendly Giant; which Sophie renames BFG (Mark Rylance). Once being seen BFG takes Sophie to his home where the two unlikely misfits form a friendship. However trouble finds the duo when a band of giants led by the Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) wreck havoc in both giant country and England. So to stop these massive bullies, Sophie and BFG come up with a plan to get rid of the gang and it involves getting help from the Queen of England (Penelope Wilton).
The BFG was quite a blockbuster to behold; but that does not mean this adventure was perfect. While it was charming. the movie did lack in areas such as story and characters. However thanks to the its leads and sense of creativity, the movie more than made up for any of its shortcomings. When it came down to it The BFG was entertaining and a little touching; and while the film may not be an authentic adaptation to Roald Dahl's work, this blockbuster was still an enjoyable one to see this season.