New 'The BFG' Trailer Finally Gives Us Our First Look At The Most Important Character In This Story — VIDEO
Children and adults alike are (probably) going to lose their minds over Disney's new interpretation of Roald Dahl's The BFG. I had high hopes for this movie from the get-go — and honestly, who wouldn't? With an all-star dream team of incredible auteurs behind it — including director Steven Spielberg and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial writer Melissa Mathison — it's highly improbable that this movie won't be a winner. However, there hasn't been a lot of information released about the film — so, apart from knowing the original story that's in the Roald Dahl book by the same name, fans have been left mostly in the dark about how the movie will look. While the first trailer left a bit of an air of mystery surrounding one of the most important characters in The BFG — the master of dreams himself, The Big Friendly Giant — though, this second trailer has finally revealed some important information about the character. Specifically, the new The BFG trailer gives us our first look at the Big Friendly Giant. To say the least, it's pretty joyous and wonderful.
If you're not familiar with the story, The BFG is about a little orphan girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) who is picked up from her orphanage by a giant in the night during the "witching hour" because he "hears her lonely heart." This giant — aka, the Big Friendly Giant, BFG to his friends — whisks her off to "Giant World" where they must work together to capture the evil children-eating giants that are trying to take over the human world.
The Giant is portrayed by Mark Rylance, a Tony and Oscar award-winning actor. While he does look a tad bit like his actual self, the CGI work that was done to make him resemble the character in the book is stunning. The Bridge of Spies actor doesn't even look human — just humanoid. It's fascinating to see how the actor and the artists behind the film portray The BFG's ability to move around mostly unseen in the real world despite his size.
The movie also showcases the Giant's World. And let me just say, it looks like a pretty magical place to grow up what with the huge natural features and the multi-colored lightning bugs. The size thing could be a problem, but not if you've got a BFG on your side.
The trailer also gives us a first look at the other giants, the evil ones who are much bigger than the BFG. From the trailer, it seems these guys are going to provide some serious comic relief while also being incredibly scary — like if Scar from The Lion King was actually just multiple, man-eating giants.
Considering all this trailer sheds light on, I can't wait until July 1 when The BFG hits theaters. The suspense is killing me.
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