The BFG opened on this date in 2016. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg and starred Mark Rylance.
A friendly giant, The BFG, takes an orphaned girl from her orphanage in the night. She is taken to Giant Country and discovers a brand new world. The giant and girl team up to stop the man-eating giants from taking over the human world.
- The BFG is beautifully shot. The cinematography and set design allow the picture to look spectacular.
- The special effects, especially dealing with the giants, are strong.
- The BFG is very slow moving, especially for a children’s film.
- The design of the giants is unaspiring and lacks the kind of magic you would want from characters like this. There is nothing memorable about them.
- The dialog is humorless and forced. The giants, especially The BFG, deliver dialog that is cringe worthy.
- The film relies too much on crass humor, including numerous fart jokes. The comedy in The BFG isn’t handled well.
The BGF is a huge disappointment for Steven Spielberg fans. The characters are forgettable, the dialog is often embarrassing and the story as a whole offers nothing to get excited about. The film delivers visually, but fails to impress in any other way. The BFG is one of Steven Spielberg’s weakest films.