I did receive tickets to The BFG movie to facilitate my review. However, all opinions are 100% my own.
Did you know they made a movie out of Roald Dahl’s The BFG? When we found out about the movie we decided we were going to read the book for our read aloud time. The plan was to read the book in a week but it ended up being a one day book. The kids loved it and had so much fun with it. This week I was invited to bring my daughter and check out the pre-screening of The BFG. I have put together some great tips, resources, and a fun printable for you to use if you decide to read The BFG. For now, here is my The BFG Movie review.
The BFG Movie Review
We always get a little nervous when we go to a movie made from a book we adored. We were worried about whether the movie would change things too much. We also went in with certain story elements we really wanted to see in the movie. How can you see The BFG without a good Whizzpop or without the giant getting confused with his words? Expectations were pretty high when we walked in for the movie but we sat down in hopes of an excellent movie. How can you go wrong when you combine Disney with Steven Spielberg after all?
We settled in our seats, donned our 3D glasses, and prepared for the adventure. While there were some small changes to the story, the movie as a whole was incredible! I haven’t heard so much laughter in a room in a very long time. I found myself giggling in the beginning and by the end of the movie I was laughing so hard my sides hurt. I was very impressed with the way that the movie implied the horrible things the 9 bad giants were doing without showing anything that might scare a child.
Visually, the movie was simply breathtaking! There was such attention to detail and you definitely felt like a small person in a giant’s world. I highly recommend going to the 3D screening if you can. You will be able to capture so much more of the movie by enjoying it this way. They did 3D beautifully and skipped all of the traditional 3D gimmicks used to draw in a viewer. Instead, the movie offers a stunningly beautiful landscape and draws you in.
I HIGHLY recommend this movie after you finish the book. It was very well done and you are sure to laugh as long as you are ok with a whizzpop or two.
After the movie I asked R for her view on the movies. Check that out in the video below.
The BFG Resources
The BFG Words Binder Cover Printable – I made this to celebrate all the fun words that can be found in The BFG. (For Teachers and Classrooms I have also made this poster sized if you want to get it printed somewhere like Staples for your classroom. The BFG Words Binder Cover Printable Poster)
Frobscottle and Snozzcumber Sandwiches from Chef Messy
Bump Game from Book Units Teacher
Frobscottle Recipe from Just Jenn Recipes
The BFG Lesson Plans from Roald Dahl’s Site
There are many fun things you can do with The BFG. Leave me a comment and let me know what you have done. The best ideas will be added to this post.