You know those movies from your childhood? The ones you look back at fondly and somehow made your childhood great? Well, Disney’s The BFG is exactly like that. If I were a little kid and my parents have taken me to see this movie, I would forever be grateful to them.


Disney’s The BFG is adapted from Roald Dahl’s beloved tale with the same title. The movie stars Bridge of Spies actor Mark Rylance and newcomer Ruby Barnhill. It is directed by none other than Steven Spielberg. This is Spielberg’s return to family movies and his  first time directing for Disney.

The movie is about the unlikely friendship of a little orphan girl named Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant or BFG, for short. Sophie and BFG seem like the opposite of each other especially in the physical sense. Yet both characters were drawn to one another because of how similar they are in their own circumstances. Together, they help each other fulfill their dreams through courage and a little help from the Queen of England.



It’s a very heartwarming film with the right amount of humor. Kids will surely get a kick out of the BFG’s “gobblefunk” language with words like “snozcumbers, human beans, and frumpkin pies.”  Both actors deliver a great performance. Rylance proves to be the perfect pick as the titular title especially with those kind eyes of his. Barnhill on the other hand looks very comfortable on-screen. She’s adorable yet feisty. The visuals of the film are stunning as well, although the CGIs mixed with live-action still needs a bit of improvement. There are parts where my brain gets confused on the actual size of the BFG.

So If you’re a parent with kids of around 6 to 10 years old, take them to see this movie. This will surely be a treat for them. In the future, when they look back fondly at this movie, they will definitely be grateful to you. Disney’s The BFG is now showing in theaters nationwide.