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Rebecca Hall as Mary
Bill Hader as Bloodbottler
Jemaine Clement as Fleshlumpeater
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Reviewed by FlashCallahan 2 / 10

A Giant disappointment

Spielberg is one of the worlds most talented directors, and has always entertained and brought something special to his films. They have their own style, and there is always that 'Spielberg feel' to them.

He invented the summer blockbuster with Jaws, reinvented it with Raiders Of The Ark, reinvented it again with Jurassic Park, and had some major summer hits with Tom Cruise in the noughites.

So to hear that he was adapting one of the most beloved books of all time to the big screen, with one of the most reputable film studios in the world, was a dream come true.

Sophie is in for a surprise when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Scared at first, the young girl soon realises that the 24-foot colossus is actually gentle and charming.

As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants.

After travelling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Elizabeth to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.

But the reality is an absolute nightmare.

Although the film is pretty faithful to the book, and the initial sighting Sophie has of the titular character is breathtaking, it all goes downhill once Sophie enters the land of the giants.

Gone is all that magic and love that Spielberg once had, the film is nothing more than an expensive special effects bonanza featuring a plethora of dead eyed giants, and one that resembles Mark Rylance.

Whereas films like E.T, and even A.I had a wonderfully parental chemistry between the subject matter and their cinematic partners that gave the film that Spielberg sheen, this has nothing of the sort, and the relationship between Sophie and The B.F.G is virtually non existent.

Even Temple Of Doom had a convincing paternal element in the relationship between Indy and Shortround.

When we are in the land of the giants, I'm sure I could have gone into the projection booth, spliced a few scenes from warcraft into it, and no one would have been none the wiser.

There's no urgency to the film, the effects, while impressive, just take up the majority of the second act, and most importantly, Spielberg just doesn't seem to have added any of his love, magic, or soul to this project.

It's as almost if he thought it would be a licence to print money.

A real disappointment.

Reviewed by Will Carne 2 / 10

Big, Friendly, but Not Worth Watching

On paper you could argue that 'The BFG' screams "blockbuster summer movie" - a combination of Disney, Steven Spielberg and beloved children's author Roald Dahl with one of the best children's books ever. But the reality is a disappointing mess of dull special effects with mismatching awe-inspiring music.

The flaw in turning Roald Dahl books into family films, is that words on a page don't have movie-style ratings. In the BFG the main plot of the film is the existence of child- eating giants, which naturally due to the rating and audience of the film we only see materialized in a giant sniffing Sophie and going 'yum'. I wasn't expecting graphic images of children being mauled, but with no darkness whatsoever the other giants became comical stereotypes who define the disclaimer on the back of the DVD of 'mild threat', despite their main role in the story being outrageous murderous beasts that require military intervention. So immediately from the word go, the main drive for the film is fundamentally flawed: the giants aren't scary, it just looked like the dwarfs from the Hobbit trilogy got lost.

If you've read the book you'll know the main story: (a) Girl taken to giant-land by the BFG. (b) Girl learns about other children-eating giants, and that the BFG just goes around giving children nice dreams. (c) They go to the queen and use the army to round up the giants and put them in a hole. Yet it's almost laughable that we spend the majority of the film in (b), sat around laughing at the BFG's speech impediment (ha, disability…) and despite taking a lot of the dialogue directly from the book, failing to transfer the magic. There's no conversation about how different children from different countries taste (hilarious - go read the book), or even explanation about the Snozzcumber (amusing - go read the book). The outcome is a movie that feels both slow at times, and rushed at others. And you get epic music climaxing as the young girl looks around in awe, but you're left wondering how she knows what's going on because as an audience we certainly don't.

Admittedly the quality of the visuals in terms of realism of the CGI and use of motion- capture was top notch. However in the modern world of cinema this is far from impressive; it's been normalized so much over the past few years of filmmaking that I'd argue that CGI is only significant if done badly.

It is possible to make a film about a classic story using groundbreaking special effects while retaining the heart and drive of a classic family movie (see Disney's 2016 'The Jungle Book'). And go back in time and release 'The BFG' ten, or twenty years ago and the effects may be distracting enough to make up for the shoddy storytelling. But if you're looking to go to the cinema today I'd recommend every other film currently showing over the BFG, and there lies the problem. The film isn't the worst thing to ever grace our screens - but put simply there are so many better films out there, if you find yourself watching this one I'd recommend you reassess your life (I know I certainly am). Let this stand as a warning to films made from classic books, or films made from re-making earlier classic films: at the end of the day if it isn't as good as it's inspiration, you'd be better off reading the book or watching the original. And in the case of the Big Friendly Giant, I would recommend you doing just that.

Reviewed by James De Bello 4 / 10


Sophie (Ruby Barnhill), an orphan girl, encounters the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) one night in London. He takes her to his home in Giant Land and, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.

Steven Spielberg is one of the greatest filmmakers there is no doubt about that. Ever since "The Terminal" though I have found it hard to fully enjoy a picture of his, "Bridge of Spies" being definitely the best one, yet still leaving me slightly cold. Here however, I was presented with an absolute disaster of a film, which proved to be so hurtful knowing from where it was coming from, there was no heads nor tails to be made out of the mess I experienced.

I mean the only merits I can really attribute the film is that its not nasty or mean in any way, its heart is in a good place even if that is not really a saving element when there is no morality to your story. Visiually the film is remarkable too, the combination of practical and CGI is really seamless, much more so than Spielberg's past efforts. Moreover, as always we get a distinct visual world and there are many shots in the film that are as complicated and brilliant as they are technically advanced. Yet, even that, in the eyes of this mess of a story, proved to be quite a useless feature.

Were to start to point out what isn't working in a film where story-wise nothing is working? I mean right from the opening sequence of the film I had no idea what was going on. The while first act was cut into the first 90 seconds. We aren't shown who Sophie is, we don't get to know her and we are already experiencing her adventure, but there is absolutely no conflict whatsoever. The BFG moreover proves to be the most adorable giant ever right from the moment we see him, once again proving there is absolutely no conflict.

We are then presented to an extravaganza of story disaster when about three different plots are weaved together into a senseless mess. First we're into this whole dream story-line, then we are fighting giants and then finally we go where? To the Queen? I could not believe my eyes. But that's not even the worst part. We are served a full quarter of an hour sequence were Sophie and the BFG are served breakfast. I am not joking. We spend a full quarter of hour in this totally ridiculous scene with zero character beats. I was almost starting to get offended.

There is no correlation to what is going on on-screen. It is just random events happening one after the other, which are supposed to feel sweat and fairy-tale-like solely because we have John Williams playful score playing in the background. I mean there is no moral, no thematic undertaking the film does, no character goes on a journey of change especially because we aren't shown these people in a situation that's different from where the conflict is supposed to be. What we end up with is visual noise that can be as pretty and advanced as you want, but when we are in the hands of a headache-inducing mess of story I just checked out.

"The BFG" is right up there with one of Spielberg's worst films for me and unfortunately, one of the worst of the year. I strongly recommend to stay away from this pretentious and honestly offensive family film which was void of any kind of substance.

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