Watch: Third Trailer for Steven Spielberg's New Kids Movie 'The BFG'
by Alex Billington
May 15, 2016
"Hold your breath. Cross your fingers. Here we go!" Disney has unveiled another new full-length trailer for Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG - meaning The Big Friendly Giant. The film just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, which is why this trailer is being released now to help build buzz. Ruby Barnhill plays Sophie, a young girl who befriends a giant that takes her on an adventure, eventually meeting the Queen of England. Mark Rylance voices and gives a motion capture performance as the BFG, with the cast including Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Rafe Spall and Penelope Wilton. This is definitely a kids movie and the kind of amusing entertainment you can take the whole family to see.
Here's the third official trailer for Steven Spielberg's The BFG, direct from Disney's YouTube:
You can still watch the most recent full trailer for The BFG here, along with the first teaser.
A girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls. The BFG is directed by Steven Spielberg. "In more than 40 years of making movies, I have been on the producing end of a number of films for The Walt Disney Company, but never as a director," said Spielberg, making his first kids movie for Disney. The screenplay is by Melissa Mathison (The Black Stallion, E.T., Kundun), adapted from Roald Dahl's book of the same name. Disney will release Spielberg's The BFG in theaters everywhere starting July 1st this summer. First teaser.
I must say that this has a Pan feel about it, and that was something I deliberately avoided.
Payne by name on May 15, 2016
Pan was a huge piece of dung that brought nothing new to the table. It was devoid of any heart or soul. I hated every second of it. This one, I can see myself watching it, even though I find the CGI quite bad. It's on par with the bland Hobbit CGI.
tarek on May 15, 2016
Too much magic in the world without magic in so many places. And it looks so ordinary ...
shiboleth on May 15, 2016
Bob on May 17, 2016
CGI looks a lot better than it did in the first trailer
rorschach on May 15, 2016
Yeah, indeed. I still have my doubts. But the more I see of this movie, the better I think it looks. Both CGI and story.
Nash on May 16, 2016
The giant looks rough, but the plot looks good. I wonder how inspired Spielberg was after he saw Scorsese's kids film.
DAVIDPD on May 15, 2016
Why in heavens name wants a genius director like Steve Spielberg want to make a kids movie? Isn't there any story outhere which interested him? He made a few classics, and still he makes child movies, very strange... So much interesting science fiction story's outhere. The author Dan Simmons is totally neglected in Hollywood,such a shame...
ari smulders on May 16, 2016
Because 1 kid = 3 tickets.
tarek on May 16, 2016
Did it ever occur to you that he enjoys making these movies?
Bob on May 17, 2016
yes it's the only reason why he does it..
ari smulders on May 17, 2016
There's something "off" about the giant's face...like it's more superimposed than part of the actual CGI ...
kitano0 on May 17, 2016
Oh, Spielberg finally made a disaster movie - an uncanny valley disaster par excellence.
naundob on May 17, 2016
The CGI looks terrible.
BlubberNugget on May 17, 2016
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