A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.
When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
Samuel L. Jackson
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Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Elizabeth to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all. Written by
At one point during the movie's long gestation and development, the late actor Robin Williams was touted to star as the BFG (the Big Friendly Giant). Williams starred as Peter Pan / Peter Panning in Steven Spielberg's movie Hook (1991) which debuted in cinemas the same year that producer Kathleen Kennedy first acquired the rights to the film's source Roald Dahl novel "The BFG" (1982). William's also voiced the character of Dr. Know in Spielberg's A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) around a decade after Hook (1991). See more »
All of the Queen's equerries, assistants and servants address her as "ma'am" which rhymes with farm. However, it is well known that the real Queen Elizabeth II hates this and prefers being called "m'am" which rhymes with jam. As close aides to the Queen, they should really know this. Funnily enough the only person who gets it right is Sophie, who could be forgiven for getting it wrong. See more »
Such a great movie! If only children and their parents would rate this movie, it would have gotten all the stars!
This movie is great and does capture the original story very well, also with such beautiful imagery and rich scenes! Saw it with my little nephew and nieces, they loved it! And I did probably love it even more! As a kid I've read the book, and my fantasy went through the roof. People and especially kids need to have their mind and heart go on adventures, and this movie is a great recipe for that.
Of course is the original story much darker, but it does not need to be like that for the movie. For a children-book the dark details are hefty and might be on the edge for some, but it works out great. For a children-movie it would probably be way too much scare, in my opinion.
I'm glad that our world is so well cultivated by great art and stories/movies like these. Without a great dose of fantasizing, naughty humor (such as whizzpopping ;)) and victorious dreaming, the grayish square tends to close in on people, turning them slowly into square- headed human beings who hardly can open up to dreaming, be it fictive, romantically or artistically. How empty is that. If you rate this movie very low, please try to open up a bit more, because it is kinda tragic you know.
This movie/story inspires us to dream, to have fun. It's also a great way to introduce children to the world which is a place of magic and love but also of certain scare and despair. These stories are an escape, a journey of the mind as well as a lesson of the good and bad, which is important to know from young on. No matter your age, I'll highly suggest to go see it. Enjoy!
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