I’m going to be honest, I had no idea what The BFG was all about or whether or not my kids were going to like it or want to watch it, but I figured hey it’s a kids’ movie and I have four kids, there has to be at least one who will want to watch it right? And there was!
About the movie
Announcing the in-home release of “The BFG,” Disney’s fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring a dream-collecting Big Friendly Giant. This heartwarming tale for the whole family arrives home for the holidays on November 29 on Digital HD, Blu-ray™.
“The BFG” unites the talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – to bring to life the classic tale of a courageous little girl named Sophie (newcomer Ruby Barnhill) and a gentle and charming Big Friendly Giant (Oscar®-winner Mark Rylance) who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. Spielberg employs a new, hybrid style of filmmaking blending live-action and performance – capture techniques, resulting in genuine, heartfelt performances and super-photorealistic animation.
Families and fans will be swept away by this spectacular adventure and delight in extensive bonus features, including a behind-the-scenes look at the making of “The BFG” hosted by Ruby Barnhill and featuring Steven Spielberg; a charming, all-new short; a fun and whimsical tutorial on the Big Friendly Giant’s unique language of Gobblefunk; a touching tribute to screenwriter Melissa Mathison (“E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” “The Black Stallion”); and more.
DH & I loved it! We haven’t honest to goodness laughed at a family in a long time. My husband, who has been very tired lately, even stayed awake to watch the entire movie. His comment was: “The movie was absolutely delightful. Fantastically done. A great family movie.” I loved watching this with the whole family. I’m so glad we have added this to our collection.
As for the kids here is what they thought:
K (11yr old girl) – I really liked it! I thought it had a great story and it was funny. I loved how they talked about the green drink with bubbles going the wrong way. And there is a hilarious part that involves the Queen and her dogs ;). I loved that it was one good giant against a bunch of bad ones that were all afraid of water.
The boys (9, 7, & 5) all really liked it and their favourite part collectively was the scene where the BFG is enjoying a meal with the Queen.
This is definitely a great family film!
And I am able to give one lucky reader the chance to win their very own copy! To enter simply comment on this post telling me who you would watch this movie with or if you have seen it? Contest is open to residents of Canada and closes on Fri December 23rd at midnight.