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THE BFG

Rated: PG

Release Date: July 1, 2016

Director: Steven Spielberg

Stars: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill

Plot: A giant and a girl become unlikely friends and work together to get rid of the mean giants

Trailer

 

Clint Says: Wait for the DVD

 

 

Mark Rylance is one of Hollywood's elite actors, and he proves it once again in THE BFG. His facial expressions alone convey more emotion than most actors could ever dream of doing. He is simply amazing.

 

The imagery and  world-building are highly imaginative and beautiful. I was mesmerized by the beauty of the whole movie. There are scenes where the imagery is so intoxicating that I found myself ignoring the story and just watching the background.

 

I would recommend doing the same thing, because the story is boring. It is slow, there isn't much to it, and it drags on for a full two hours. About 30 minutes into the movie I became very aware of the time and slowness of the movie.

 

I don't know if this film will do anything past the opening weekend, because it's got a plot that's built for young kids, but it's way too long for them. Adults will be bored and kids will be fidgety, and that makes for an unpleasant movie-going experience.