The Big Friendly Giant, or BFG for short, hits theaters on Friday, July 1st kicking off the 4th of July weekend. The story is based on Roald Dahl’s 1982 novel by the same name and follows Sophie a lonely little girl who lives in an orphanage. One night she is kidnapped by the Big Friendly Giant who only does this to reduce his own loneliness. The two make for perfect companions as they try to rid the world of the evil man-eating giants. Co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg this fantasy adventure is bound to make your 4th of July weekend extra spectacular.
Here are 8 great reasons to go see The BFG
1. Dahl is a well-renowned author having penned such classics as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda and 17 other novels which have altogether sold more than 200 million copies worldwide.
2. It stars 11-year old Ruby Barnhill who you know is headed for stardom and you don’t want to miss her early films.
3. The BFG is directed by Spielberg who has achieved box office records with hits like E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark. He has also won countless Academy and Emmy awards for both his directing and producing.
4. The story focuses on the friendship, loyalty, sense of teamwork created by two people who come from very different worlds. There are bound to be some learning involved and great lessons to take away and share with others.
5. In 2012, the novel The BFG was ranked number 88 among all-time children’s books in School Library Journal. The list of the Top 100 included 3 other novels by Dahl.
- The main character of BFG is a giant so there are bound to be some pretty amazing visual effects.
- You know a storyline with an orphan girl and a friendly giant, like BFG, is a great recipe for a feel-good movie that will tug at your heartstrings.
- The BFG premiered earlier this month at Cannes to rave reviews. Critics have called it a magical transporting experience. If you loved the book, you are sure to love the movie.
If you are interested in reading the book before the movie debuts, check out the kindle version available on Amazon.