I had the pleasure of sneaking a peek at Disney’s newest film The BFG before it hit theaters everywhere today and I absolutely adored it. Having Steven Spielberg, one of the greatest directors of all time, team up with Disney is an absolute dream, and I knew the movie would be magic the second the timeless Amblin logo merged with the iconic Disney Castle.
In the middle of the night, when every child and every grown-up is in a deep, deep sleep, all the dark things come out of hiding and have the world to themselves. That’s what Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) , a precocious 10-year-old, has been told, and that’s what she believes as she lies sleepless in her own bed at her London orphanage. While all the other girls in the dormitory dream their dreams, Sophie risks breaking one of Mrs. Clonkers’ many rules to climb out of her bed, slip on her glasses, lean out the window and see what the world looks like in the moonlit silence of the witching hour. Outside, in the ghostly, silvery light, her familiar street looks more like a fairy tale village than the one she knows, and out of the darkness comes something long and tall…very, very tall. That something is a giant who takes Sophie and whisks her away to his home in a land far, far away. Fortunately for Sophie, he is the Big Friendly Giant (BFG) and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. With each having been on their own in the world up until now, an unexpected friendship blossoms.
|The new friends meet for the first time|