The BFG (2016): Giants exist and their grammar is terrible!

What is it about?

Sophie is an orphan with no friends. As if that’s not bad enough, she also suffers from insomnia. Everybody knows that sleep is crucial for a healthy life. In one of her wanderings in the middle of the night, she sees a giant. The bad part is that he sees her as well. He decides to take her with her so she doesn’t tell everyone that giants exist. He knows perfectly well that kids can’t be trusted. This giant is clever.

At first, Sophie thought she is going to end up as a roast surrounded with vegetables and just a drop of olive oil. But it turns out that the BFG, which stands for “Big Friendly Giant”, is…friendly. Which makes a lot of sense, considering the title. However, he is not the only giant in the world. He has dumb, rude neighbors who just love children. In a bad kind of way.

Who should watch it?

  • Should I watch it with my kid(s)?

Yes! “The BFG” is perfectly suited for kids as it’s a clean, fun movie that empowers kids and gives them an important role. Kids should see movies like that.

  • Is it good to watch on a date?

If you both like cool movies based on children’s book, I don’t see why not.

  • Who should watch it?

    Everyone who likes Roald Dahl and his world of giants and dreams.

 What can I expect from this movie?

  • Will I fall off the couch laughing and have sore abs the next day due to laughing too hard?

    Well, you’ll get to see the Queen of England fart. That’s pretty hilarious. Besides that, you’ll probably get entertained by lots of made-up words and a very poor grammar and vocabulary of the BFG. And he is the smartest of giants.

  • Is my brain going to implode trying to figure out the movie?


  • Will I learn anything from this movie?

Yes. If you ever become a professional MMA fighter, “The BFG” offers some cool nicknames you can use, such as Fleshlumpeater, Maidmasher (this could also be a suitable nickname for another industry, if you know what I mean), Bonecruncher, and Butcher Boy. Your opponents will definitely respect you.

  • Is it based on something?

It’s based on a book by Roald Dahl, called “The BFG”.

It’s a nice movie, but not a classic. I’m afraid it will soon be forgotten, as its competition is much better.

Similar movies like “The BFG”?

You can try with “Jack the Giant Slayer” or with some other movies based on Roald Dahl’s books, such as “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.

Judgment time!

I had a good time watching this movie in a theater, but I have to say that it’s not among the best movies in 2016. It’s just not captivating enough and it doesn’t go as deep as it could go. Steven Spielberg directed far better movies than this.

However, “The BFG” is a warm, funny story (Although, that’s mostly Roald Dahl’s imagination.) with an amazing combination of real movie and animation. Giants are so detailed and so breathtaking, I could easily spend hours watching them do everyday stuff. All in all, I give this movie 7/10.


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