It’s finally here! THE BFG is in theaters today!
Momerish received an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles to cover #TheBFGEvent. All opinions are still 100% mine!
After seeing the film twice last week, I urge you to hit the theaters this weekend to catch it. The film is rated PG, but I will be taking my 5 year old to see it. The big giants may be a little scary for toddlers and very young children, but I think most will love it.
The BFG is a heartwarming tale of two very different creatures becoming best friends and working together to solve a problem. Through the child’s hope and bravery, and the Big Friendly Giant’s size and strength, the two make a great pair to save the rest of the world’s children from being eaten.
Sophie, a 10 year old orphan, is snatched from her bed in the middle of the night (witching hour) by a 24 foot tall giant. He takes her to his home in Giant Country and she learns about his way of life, including eating snozzcumbers and drinking frobscottle…the latter of which causes some major whizzpoppers!
Ruby Barnhill (Sophie) is starring in her first major motion picture with The BFG, and she is simply delightful to watch. Chatting with her was a real treat too. She definitely has the drive to become a popular child actress, and really seems wise beyond her years.
Mark Rylance stars alongside Ruby in the film. He certainly bring the Big Friendly Giant to life. The language he uses as the BFG is entertaining, though he (the character) thinks he has a tough time with words. It’s different enough that it’s not English, but you can still understand what he’s trying to say.
Ruby and Mark definitely have a connection on camera. The two portray their characters as quickly bonding and becoming the best of friends. Sophie and the BFG may be very different in size and age, but that doesn’t stop them with being frank to each other, and encouraging of one another.
I absolutely love the way Dream Country is portrayed. As a dream catcher, the BFG travels here to show Sophie what he does for work. Dream Country is a magical land where dreams soar like fireflies around a large, magnificent tree.
Directed by Steven Spielberg, The BFG is a great story derived from the 1980’s book by Roald Dahl. Sawyer and I read the book before I left for #TheBFGEvent, and I’m happy with the way Mr. Spielberg brought Dahl’s words to life. This was his first time directing a Disney film, and I believe he did the empire well!
When it comes to the meaning of the movie, I think Mark Rylance said it best. He feels the film’s message is that children’s ideas and opinions are valid. And in a world where adults have grown tired and think things can’t change, children need to hold onto their hopes and bravery, because they can. And the kids are the ones that make the changes, if not when they are young, but as they get older and have more authority.