What Dawn and the kids thought of The BFG Movie

Jill Holtz

July 12, 2016

The BFG movie

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This summer’s GIANT movie release The BFG arrives soon in cinemas. We sent Dawn, mum of 2 with her kids to see the movie. Here’s what Dawn and the kids thought of The BFG movie:

Two of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg – have united to bring Dahl’s beloved classic to life. The BFG will be in cinemas in Ireland on July 22nd.

The Movie’s Plot

The BFG is the exciting tale of a young girl named Sophie (played by British newcomer Ruby Barnhill) and the mysterious Giant – The BFG (played by Oscar Winner Mark Rylance) who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.

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.

What Our Reviewer Thought

I took my 2 boys, aged 9 & 7 and we all enjoyed it. It’s quite funny in parts, but I couldn’t go as far as to say it was hilarious. The funniest parts were the way that the BFG got his words mixed up, for example calling vegetables “vegeterribles” & the explosive results caused by the downward bubbles in the frobscottle he likes to drink! The boys especially loved that part!

Technically it is very well done & the BFG’s character and his relationship with Sophie, the little girl, make it a very charming film, but I cant help thinking that Spielberg didn’t quite do justice to the original Dahl story.  That said, the kids loved it.

I would give the film 4 out of 5 stars.

Over to you now! Have you seen Home? What did you think? Tell us in the comments below.

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Published On: July 12th, 2016 / Categories: Entertainment / Last Updated: January 13th, 2022 / Tags: /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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