Just yesterday, Disney released their second theatrical trailer for The BFG.
Disney’s The BFG premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this week and, while reviews and feelings are mixed, there is no shortage of charm, magic, whimsy, and inspiration in the trailer as the feelings between the BFG and the little girl, Sophie, are touching on a deeply emotional level.
Critics agree the film has charisma and that children will love it, but it drags its feet through certain parts. With Stephen Spielberg and Disney as names behind the film, people may be expecting something that everyone can relate to and enjoy, not just kids.
The BFG is based on a book of the same name by prolific author Roald Dahl (who also wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and Matilda) and 2016’s movie will be the second film based on the book (see 1989 for a terrifying cartoon). Steven Spielberg directs, with a script penned by Melissa Mathison. The film stars Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Penelope Wilton, and Rebecca Hall and will be released this year on the first of July.