Summer’s barely starting, but this movie is the reason I’m looking forward to getting to the halfway point.
This comes on the heels of the official worldwide debut for the children’s fantasy at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France. I’m not normally a fan of CGI-driven material like this, but when it’s Spielberg – and with a screenplay adapted by his E.T. scribe, the late Melissa Matheson, no less – the anticipation can’t help but be high.
And raves like this, from Variety’s (spoiler-y) review, sure stoke the fire:
- An all-digital Mark Rylance wins over audiences with his big, big heart in a forbidden-friendship story that serves as Steven Spielberg’s E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial for an all-new generation.
Having a strong, young heroine – a rarity for films of this scale – notches the intrigue another notch, too.
The BFG (which stands for Big Friendly Giant) opens worldwide on July 1, 2016.