2016 Book-to-Movie Year in Review


Released: July 1, 2016
Domestic Gross: $55,483,770
Worldwide Gross: $178,088,048
Audience rating: 60% (Rotten Tomatoes); 6.5/10 (IMDb); 66 (Metacritic)

On a scale of 1-10, what did you think of the actors’ portrayals of the characters?

Average score: 8.5

  • It was really fun to see The BFG turn from page to screen and the actors did a good job, Sophie keeping the innocent and courageous behaviour like in the book. – Jia
  • They were all pretty great, and it showed they had fun filming. – Nat

On a scale of 1-10, how do you rate the movie’s likeness/faithfulness to the book?

Average score: 7

  • There were quite a few changes which did make me feel slightly confused, it’s been so long since I read the book! – Jia

What scene in the book did you wish was in the movie, if any?

  • The magical portal thing to Giantland. – Jia

What were your favorite scenes in the movie?

  • Sophie being captured by the BFG and telling him about proper grammar and language. – Jia
  • When they visit Dreamland (or whatever that place with the tree is) and the Queen. – Nat

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About Author

Southern California native who likes movies (Star Wars, Marvel, Love Simon), books (Shadowhunter Chronicles, NA, YA fantasy, Red Rising series), TV shows (Supernatural, The 100), food (sushi, seafood, steak, all kinds really), and San Diego Comic-Con. I also like to write, but don't get to do much of that aside from on here.

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