23 July 2016

The BFG, 2016 - ★★★½

Mark Rylance is just fantastic as The BFG, it really is a great performance and the animation looks great. In fact all of the film looks great but there is still a problem that the live action doesn't smoothly blend into the digital world (which I don't remember happening with The Jungle Book). It was an unnecessary distraction whenever Sophie was in Giant Country (but not when the BFG was in London) which made me wonder if it would have been better to animate everything.

There are bigger problems that despite ticking all the right boxes it gets a little flat and dare I say dull in the middle. Fortunately a trip to the palace is magically joyous so the film ends on a high, it's just a shame that level couldn't be maintained throughout. John Williams score also lacks something apart from the end credit music.

3D: Didn't notice the 3D at all which may be a good thing but not sure if it added anything.

July 23, 2016 at 03:49PM

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