Wednesday, 10 May 2017
THE BFG 
Here we follow a young orphaned girl who is whisked away into a world of giants, where all but one have a taste for human flesh, the Big Friendly Giant who vows to keep her safe from his man-eating peers.
Unlike most of Spielberg's works this one manages to lack the magical whimsy that other films of this style seem to excel in. It's not that it doesn't have heart or imagination, it just doesn't seem to always have the wondrous enthusiasm one would expect from such a film. There's plenty of scenes of inspired delight but there's also plenty that are quite the opposite. The film's greatest strength is the chemistry between it's two leads where the storytelling finds it's most joy. If not for it's insanely dull second act and whimpering climax I might have enjoyed it a lot more in the end.
2½ dream jars out of 5