Film Preview: The BFG (2016)

Page Revisions:

(December 13, 2015) Original
(April 10, 2016) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#1)
(May 22, 2016) New Trailer (#3) / New Poster (#2)

Release Date:

July 1, 2016


From IMDb: “A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls.”

Poster Rating: C+ / B-

Review: (#1) It sets some perspective, but may be a little too simple and sweet for its own good.

(#2) The studio isn’t taking many chances. While this establishes how innocuous the film is likely to be, it hardly generates a sense of adventure.

Trailer Rating: B+ / B+ / C+

Review: (#1) Spielberg’s approach to kid-friendly entertainment always has the potential to impress. It’s nice to see him getting back to his roots.

(#2) The first was a teaser, but this digs a bit deeper into the premise, which gives the audience an firm idea of what to expect. With the Spielberg name attached, it’s sure to be popular.

(#3) We get far more of the plot, but that’s not necessarily a good thing. It has a lot of similarities to Adventures of Tintin and while that was a good film, having a primary character look like mediocre CGI isn’t going to help matters.

Oscar Prospects:

A kid-friendly Spielberg film will surely be a competitor in the techs and, if it’s any good, might even compete elsewhere.

Trailer #1

Trailer #2

Trailer #3


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