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Directed by : Steven Spielberg

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Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance). 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, ...more

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The BFG Review - Too dreamy, too funny

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Spielberg takes a detour to get into the zone of fantasy, animation, giants, fairy tales to dish out a tale of dreams. When the characters cry for the dreams getting smashes you root for them and emote them. That's so endearing and so heart-rending. This also acts as a tool to deep dive into the character's past and the way he loves to bring those moments into the present. Ugly is not really ugly and there's a heart buried deep in everyone. That's the core of BFG.

Barnhill is a charming actor, but gets less benefit in the CGI world. Rylance is near perfect as the friendly giant. He makes BFG lovable. The moment he slips into a line loaded with grammatical errors, you pity the poor soul and puts your spell check in place. This is a bundle of joy for kids and adults alike. BFG is replete with awe, wonder, imagination and a lurking danger. And it heavily tries to tell an emotional story that surfaces on the visual grandeur.

BFG takes a thread from Spielberg's ET and marries it with the Roald Dahl's original work. The final act puts you in splits with the kid and the giant meeting the queen to tell their woes on the unfriendly giants who want to prey on kids. However, the pre-climax and climax looks cheesy and mangled with so many cinematic liberties that blocks your belief to certain time. The selling point for BFG is the chemistry between Barnhill and Rylance. It's very entertaining.