I had been seeing theatrical posters for this movie a while before I had finally seen the trailer. Nothing about the posters really intrigued me, especially the title “The BFG”. When the trailer finally crossed my eyes, I still wasn’t the least bit interested in the film. I was actually going to take a pass on it until I heard the background of the story. I knew I wasn’t seeing The Purge, so I decided to take my chances on this…and I’m so glad I did.
This movie premiered at #4 at the box office this weekend, behind The Purge. This is unfortunate, because the movie was really great. I think they failed on the marketing for this film. Like I said, the movie posters were Womp Womp, and the trailer came out so late, it had a late start in trying to build interest in this movie. Actually the trailer really wasn’t half as good as the movie was. I am in love with this movie. The story and characters were so amazing, especially the giants, who looked to real. The interaction of the animated characters with the human actors was remarkable. The character BFG will steal your heart, as well as Sophie. BFG’s communications skills will have you chuckling and his heart will make you smile. This movie touched me more emotionally than I had expected.
If you’ve seen the trailer for this movie, let me be the first to tell you it does this film no justice. Such a wonderful and beautifully animated film. I would not recommend for extremely small children because the “mean” giants can appear to be a bit scary. If your kids are of age, then make a date of it. You and they will both enjoy it…A-