Disney's The BFG is now out on the big screen as of July 1, 2016. Get a college kid's perspective with this The BFG movie review!

The BFG Movie Review: A College Kids Perspective

With Jason home for the summer I am bringing him on to help me cover events – last week he covered the advance screening of Finding Dory, and this week he attended an advance media screening of The BFG. I’m not sure if he’s ever read the book, I forgot to ask, but it’s highly likely since many English classes have it on their reading lists. Enjoy this spoiler free The BFG movie review.

Disney The BFG by Ronald Dahl Is Coming to the Big Screen. Disney's The BFG is now out on the big screen as of July 1, 2016. Get a college kid's perspective with this The BFG movie review!

The BFG Movie Review

Here is the official The BFG movie review in Jason’s own words:

The Big Friendly Giant is a giant movie that you can’t miss this summer. You need to make time to grab your children, or even go by yourself, and go on a gigantic journey with a young orphan child and her new best friend, who is definitely bigger than her but shares the same sized heart with her. The two characters spend all their time together going through different challenges throughout the movie which helps them create a stronger bond and higher level of trust for each other.

For this movie you definitely need to be prepared to have some huge laughs, shed giant tears, and celebrate like your best friend was a friendly giant instead of one that would eat you. Going on the adventure with the little girl and her new best friend, they both learn to appreciate what each of them brings to the table in their new found relationship and with both of their abilities and ideas, together they can do anything and help each other be stronger.

This summer make The BFG your new best friend and take the journey with him and his new friend through a whole new world whether it be in Giant Country, Dream Country or simply in England. Steven Spielberg and Disney definitely did an amazing job turning Roald Dahl’s book into one of the best Disney movies this summer and this year.

It’s a story about friendship, it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends and it’s a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems.” The BFG will open in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016, marking the 100th year anniversary of Dahl’s birth, what a beautiful honor to bestow on an author who brought great literature into the hands of so many people.

Disney The BFG Official Trailer

Synopsis: The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams. 

Disney The BFG Still Image

Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows. But Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all. 

We hope you enjoyed The BFG movie review. Disney’s THE BFG in theaters everywhere now! Make some time this weekend to see it with the kids. Get social with The BFG using the hashtag #TheBFG and look for updates on their The BFG Dream Sweepstakes page.

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Mama E

Multitasking mama to 3 living in Miami. Blogging about parenting, lifestyle, cooking and traveling. Covering everything from diapers to dorm rooms. Ask me anything, I've done it all.

Comments (6)

  • This movie sounds like it has a great plot. I can’t wait to see this. I will be taking my grandchildren soon. Thank you so much for sharing

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  • It looks like a fun movie to see with the entire family.

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  • This is one movie I can’t wait to see with my granddaughter as she really wants to see it as well.

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  • Sounds like such a good movie. Stephen Speilberg always puts out great movies.

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  • I would love to see this. I cannot wait to see the DVD. My nephew would love to see this special movie.

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