Dad of Divas' Reviews: DVD Review - Roald Dahl's The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)

Monday, July 4, 2016

DVD Review - Roald Dahl's The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)

Roald Dahl's The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)

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About the Movie
This DVD includes the digitally restored version of the animated film along with two special features – a Never-before-seen Roald Dahl Documentary and Before/After Restoration Video. The documentary features an interview with Roald Dahl in which he talks about several of thewell-known books he has written including “The BFG,” “The Witches,” and “Matilda.” In this video viewers gain insight into how some of these classics came to life.

“ROALD DAHL’S THE BFG” will be re-released on DVD July 5, 2016. The DVD run time is approximately 90 minutes and its SRP is $9.99. This film will also be available for digital download on July 1.

Story Synopsis

One moonlit night, little orphan Sophie is snatched from her bed by an awesome giant who whisks her away on a magical, thrilling, and funny adventure. Unlike scary giants such as the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater, and the Bonecruncher, the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is a good giant who blows sweet dreams into the bedroom windows of children as they slumber.

When Sophie learns that a monstrous crew of meanies is off to England to gobble up innocent boys and girls, she sets out to stop them once and for all, with the help of her new, rather large, friend.

My Take on the Movie
This movie is an animated film. It follows Roald Dahl's famous story of the BFG and his friendship and love for the little orphan Sophie. The creators of this animated film did a beautiful job of illustrating the development of trust, security, companionship, fun, caring, love and friendship between the giant and Sophie. You will enjoy watching how he learns to take care of this little human in his giant world.

There is danger from the other giants who enjoy eating humans. You will see how Sophie and the BFG's bravery help to capture the "bad" giants and put them away for good to protect the humans. In a scene you will note how Sophie and BFG love each other so much they are willing to lose their life to protect the other one.

There is a happy ending. It is a nice family movie, however the animators did a great job in creating the "bad" giants, so they may seem a little scary for the young child.

I enjoyed watching this movie and comparing it to the original story.

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