As an adaptation to the classic kids book The BFG is....okay, i am disappointed that the wizzpopper song has been left out but that's my own little gripe, however as a whole I must admit this version of The BFG didn't blow me away. Now the film wasn't awful, I did find myself laughing on several occasions and Mark Rylance was amazing as The BFG however it is a shame the other acting talents in this film aren't as good. The film felt way to long, with several scenes that could have been chopped down ever so slightly (The dream catching scene being one of them). Yes at times Ruby Barnhill was good at points and we do have a good selection of British actors here but they could have done better, with performances which belonged more in an ITV drama than in a Stephen Spielberg film. I am sure I will get some stick for this but oh well.
The film was beautifully shot and the first half of the film was very entertaining and funny, however the last half let this down. This is a great family film, which kids will adore and at the end of the day this is more for the kids than the adults so I can give this a little bit of slack, and in the other side of the coin my wife loved it and said it was made very tastefully to the style of the book for the most part, however we both thought the queen portion wasn't great.
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