The Big Friendly Giant (The BFG)


If you have read The Big Friendly Giant book, you broadly know the plot of the eponymous upcoming Pixar movie. Written by the british novelist Roald Dahl in 1982, The BFG was dedicated to his daughter who died of measles encephalitis at age seven in 1962. The 1989 animated film based on the same book was a remarkable success and so it’s thought to be the upcoming one.


The story of the young orphaned girl, Sophie, is brought to us again by Steven Spielberg, the film director, with a screenplay by Melissa Mathison. The film is scheduled for release in the Disney Digital 3D and RealD 3D formats on July 1, 2016 and it stars Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance and Bill Hader.

“Never get out of the bed. Never go to the window. Never look behind the curtain… It was the Witching Hour, when the Boogeyman comes out… when people go missing. The girls say the Witching Hour arrives at midnight. I think it comes at three in the morning, when I’m the only one awake. Like always. Like now.” Sofie encounters the Boogeyman who turns up to be a friendly giant, eager to help the little girl save humans from being food for the hungry giants. The premise was proved to be appealing to kids already, and I’m pretty sure I am not the only grown up willing to watch it. Am I right?


Have you seen the 1989 BFG film? Do you think it’s fair to compare it with the upcoming one? Leave your opinion in the comment section below!


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