‘The BFG’ Trailer Proves Big Doesn’t Always Mean Bad
Disney’s new trailer for their upcoming film The BFG introduces us to the Big Friendly Giant and the adventures that he (voiced by Mark Rylance) and his new friend Sophie (adorable newcomer Ruby Barnhill) share together.
Of course, when little Sophie first encounters the BFG, she assumes what we all would- that she’ll be eaten. “What kind of a monster are you?” she asks in the trailer. “Bone crusher, coil-chewer, meat-dripper, gizzard-gulper, butcher boy,” replies the giant. When Sophie then begs not to be eaten, it’s when we learn that big and different, shouldn’t always automatically equate to dangerous. “You think, that because I’m a giant, that I’m a man-gobbling can-niable?” he replies, followed by a hearty laugh and a little mockery.
The film, based on Road Dahl’s children’s classic and directed by Steven Spielberg, looks like it’ll be one that the family enjoys together and, like all of Dahl’s works, will be remembered for years. Take a look at Disney’s THe BFG trailer, and read the movie’s official description, below:
The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg –finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams. Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows, but Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.
Prepare to meet The BFG when he heads to theaters July 1, 2016.
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