Friday, July 1, 2016

In Theaters Now - The BFG

As a child, my absolute favorite author was Roald Dahl. I pored over his books, and read every title multiple times. His way of storytelling fascinated me and I strived (and still do!) to write books that would leave a touch of magic and a sprinkle of inspiration in every reader's mind.

Out of all the books I read, the one I loved best of all was The BFG. It had everything - ghastly giants, a poor orphan, the Queen of England, dream blowing, and of course, the Big Friendly Giant. Everything about it was perfect, and so I was curious to see how it would translate to the big screen.

I was not disappointed. Steven Spielberg directs this imaginative story of young Sophie and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG, while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. The film captures the otherworldly feel of the book spectacularly, and with some pretty awesome special effects. I loved Sophie's spunk, and the gentle BFG with the great sense of humor. The dream catching sequences were absolutely gorgeous and the man-eating giants downright terrifying. The final scenes with the Queen of England are endearing and brought back all the feelings I had as a child reading the book.

A captivating movie with a whirlwind of emotions, both kids and adults will love it!

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