As a kid, I used to love watching some of the movies on the various cartoon channels as they used to take me to an imaginary land that isn’t perfect- but had lovely characters, was simple to the core and brought a smile on my face, leaving a long-lasting impression on my mind. And something similar happens all over again, after a gap of so many years. Here’s why...
Star Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement and Rebecca Hall
Director: Stevel Spielberg
Producer: Frank Marshall, Sam Mercer and Stevel Spielberg
Claps For: Direction, Background Music, Performances and Visual Effects/Animation
Slaps For: Slow pace and Climax
What’s New: Nothing
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Plot: Sophie, an orphan, encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered as an outcast by the other giants because he refuses to eat children, unlike them.
What comes next is a heart-warming tale of discovery and friendship for the little girl and her ‘BFG’.
Performances: It’s a one man show for Mark Rylance who steps into the shoes of Roald Dahl’s ‘The BFG’ and breathes life into it, making it an adorable character that might become every child’s favorite! He is terrific and justifies Spielberg’s confidence in his acting powress!
Ruby Barnhill is impressive.
Direction: Even though ‘The BFG’ is no where close to other Spielberg classics, it will remind you that you don’t need superheroes or adrenaline pumping action sequences couples with jaw-dropping VFX to make a movie worth falling in love with.
A contry-side adventure along with a beautiful tale of friendship is what makes this one worth the watch. There’s mystery, there’s drama, there’s magic...and what not!
Plus, if you have been a fan of the Harry Potter movies then you would find a certain kind of essence from the Potter movies in this one too.
Overall, this one’s a beautiful and magical expreience that should not be given a miss!
Combo-On-Offer: Drama + Humour + Fantasy
Verdict: We give ‘The BFG’ CLAPS for being a wonderful and heart-warming film one can take back home.