|Original Title||:||The BFG|
|Release||:||22 July 2016|
|Genre||:||Adventure, Family, Fantasy,|
|Writer||:||Melissa Mathison (screenplay), Roald Dahl|
|Stars||:||Rebecca Hall, Mark Rylance, Bill Hader|
|Tags||:||The BFG Free watch online, Adventure, Family, Fantasy|
Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.
Ever since Steven Spielberg ventured into grim and gritty features like "A.I.", "Minority Report" or "Munich", I always secretly hoped he'd look to his early career days and yet again give audiences another wonderful experience as he did in full abundance with "Close Encounters", "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and of course, his, perhaps all-time creative triumph, "E.T.". Late Melissa Mathison's emotionally mesmerizing writing helped the film's ultra-success (along with the unforgettable Oscar-winning John Williams score), and I dreamed for this home run collaboration to take another come around. And then, 34 years later, it finally did. I would have absolutely loved to write that it produced another very similar undertake in spirit as the story of the small, benign, brown alien with telepathic powers, but unfortunately, this isn't the case. Now, don't get me wrong. My 7 rating gives a distinctive I wasn't disappointed, but only if we differ ourselves from the Spielberg-Mathison-Williams mashup and watch "The BFG" as a standalone project. The CGI is impressive, but then again nothing noticeably technologically improved of humans-and-giants together than what we've already seen in, for example, "Jack the Giant Slayer", made back in 2012. Mark Rylance gives his usual mild and heartfelt performance as the virtually generated character, but in this case, by my modest opinion, perhaps Andy Serkis would have been a wiser choice for the role. Mathison's script this time takes a much stronger turn on a fairy tale storytelling rather than perhaps somewhat basing itself on realistic grounds, which I, personally feel was a wrong turn, since I completely failed to connect to it, as I did with "E.T.". Kids ages from 5 to 15 however, might find this more appealing. Spielberg's directing, along with the John Williams soundtrack, is, as always, very smooth and without a false note, but still, one has to wonder if it still could've been on a higher scale. "The Extra-Terrestrial" was a film that spoke to everyone, all ages. "The BFG" will mainly speak only to children audiences. One also has to question if this endeavor could've, with just a little more creative effort been a cinematic experience to cherish for the next 34 years like with their 1982 feelings-roller-coaster blockbuster. This way, it'll just be for a year, maybe two.