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There was a time when the Amblin logo before a movie meant an entertaining hour and a half or two was ahead of you. Add the name Steven Spielberg as director and you’d be in for a treat.
Over the last couple of years the draw of these names has waned. Maybe parents and their children prefer to be distracted by the fast edits, booming sounds and eye melting visuals. How else does one explain the success of a franchise like “Transformers”?
That’s not to say Spielbergs recent movies have been great. They’re all missing the magic which was ever so present in movies such as “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” or the “Indiana Jones” series (barring the last one but of course). Still you can’t count him out. His latest based on one of the most loved stories crafted by beloved author Roald Dahl no less, “The BFG” (The Big Friendly Giant), is right around the corner.
Steven Spielberg’s “The BFG” will be released in United States on the 1st of July 2016. Lucky viewers in Malaysia will be able to catch the live action telling of Roald Dahl’s classic “The BFG” on the 30th of June 2016. The rest of Asia will get to see “The Big Friendly Giant” from July onwards.
|Screenplay||:||Melissa Mathison (Screenplay), Roald Dahl (Novel), Christopher Abbott (Story Editor)|
|Cast||:||Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement|
|Website||:||The BFG movie Facebook page|
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|The BFG Hong Kong Release Date||:||11 August 2016|
|The BFG India Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|The BFG Indonesia Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|The BFG Malaysia Release Date||:||30 June 2016|
|The BFG Philippines Release Date||:||10 August 2016|
|The BFG Singapore Release Date||:||21 July 2016|
|The BFG Thailand Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|The BFG UK Release Date||:||22 July 2016|
|The BFG USA Release Date||:||1 July 2016|
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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.