Last December, we were given a glimpse of the Big Friendly Giant with Disney’s teaser trailer of the BFG. This time, Director Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1982 classic children’s book bearing the same title, leaves us breathless with his Amblin-brand of storytelling through the movie’s official trailer. Let’s watch this.
Disney’s BFG official trailer brings us closer to the heart of the Big Friendly Giant (played by Mark Rylance) as he plucks Sophie from her orphanage and gives her a tour of Giant Country. Determined to protect the world from a sect of evil, man-eating giants, Sophie and BFG must work together to stop the sinister plans of these evil giants.
Steven Spielberg excellently captured that magical feeling in which Amblin is very much known for. From the start of the trailer and until the very end, we were kept at the edge of our seats as we see Sophie marvelling at the vastness of Giant Country. As the movie’s trailer suggests, “The world is more giant than you can imagine”. As we are left awestruck with the gigantic proportions of the BFG’s world, we are simply blown away on how Spielberg was able to capture that overwhelming feeling of being so small in a world dominated by colossal, living creatures and yet be brave enough to face and stop them.
“I think it was kind of genius of Roald Dahl to be able to empower the children. It was very, very brave of him to introduce that combination of darkness and light which was so much Disney’s original signature in a lot of their earlier works like in Dumbo, Fantasia, Snow White and Cinderella, and being able to do scary, but also be redemptive at the same time and teach a lesson, an enduring lesson, to everyone, it was a wonderful thing for Dahl to have done, and it was one of the things that attracted me to want to direct this Dahl book,” Spielberg says in a statement from Disney.
Here’s the BFG’s official synopsis courtesy of Disney Movie Trailers.
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.
The BFG opens in US theaters this July 1 and stars Mark Rylance (as the BFG), Ruby Barnhill (Sophie), Penelope Wilton (as The Queen), Jemaine Clement (Fleshlumpeater), Rebecca Hall (Mary), and Bill Hader (Bloodbottler).
Source: The Verge