Bland little luck but could be better

Kyle 2022-04-21 09:02:26

I was attracted by the subject matter and left it on the waiting list, but it seems that there are no other major attractions, so I have been putting it on hold. I recently found it in the movie list on the small screen in the car, so I plan to use it to pass the boring time in the car.

I actually confused it with When the Monsters Knocked.

The story is very simple. A lonely little girl encounters a giant who is also regarded as an "alien" in the ethnic group. When two lonely souls meet, they sympathize with each other and redeem each other. The giant who blows dreams is different from other filthy and cruel giants. He does not eat people, and he is afraid that humans will capture him for experiments; but he is also friendly to humans and will bring sweet dreams to humans. Because the little girl Sophie discovered his existence, she took Sophie back to her home.

The best part of the whole film should be the scene where the giant takes Sophie to catch a dream. In the flipped world under the lake, colorful dreams fly around like fireflies, trying to catch the golden dream like a butterfly. In addition to dream catchers, giants will also use the captured dreams to concoct new dreams. They are kind and lovely dreamers.

Different because of kindness. The girl asked the little giant why he didn't resist when he was bullied arbitrarily by other giants. The giant, who was used to submissiveness, could only do his best to protect the little girl, otherwise the tragedy of the little boy who was eaten before would repeat the same mistakes.

Later, Sophie brought the giant to find the queen, and borrowed the army to expel the ferocious giant. As the end of the fairy tale, they succeeded. In the ending, although they did not live together, they each had a happy beginning.

The story is very beautiful, with the truth and warmth in fairy tales, as well as the laughter and humor created. But I don't know if the expectations are too high, I feel that the story is too bland, and it can almost be said that there is no climax. The expulsion giant at the end thought it would be thrilling, but I didn't expect the ferocious giant to be exiled so easily. Although the story is warm, it is too bland. If you give it four or five stars, it seems unfair to other fantasy films and fairy tales.

It's easy to think of "Jack the Giant Catcher", which is also a giant theme (although this is also a general film), but the despair and intense atmosphere it creates in the later period makes people nervous all the time. It doesn't mean that every movie must have a brutal fight as a climax, but the necessary tension and excitement to the audience are still hoped for, after all, it is not a literary film route.

After reading it, I found out that it was directed by Spielberg, and the gap in my heart was even greater. Children's shoes who have a soft spot for fairy tales and can accept the warm rhythm can be considered. Those who pay attention to stories and like intense plots are not recommended to watch.

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Extended Reading
  • Rosalia 2022-03-23 09:02:06

    3.5 stars. Insomnia orphanage, leisurely see the giant. There are villains on the island, and the queen is one pot.

  • Katlyn 2021-12-20 08:01:09

    In "Dream Realization Giant" 5.5/10, Spielberg regards himself as the only vegetarian in the giant kingdom, and has a house of dreams. He has realized so many dreams for us over the years, which is worthy of respect. But this film is more like a cartoon for children. In fact, Hayao Miyazaki is better at this theme! The whole film is flat and straightforward, boring, no climax, and the Chinese dubbing is too powerful! Looking forward to his player number one!

The BFG quotes

  • [from trailer]

    Sophie: Never get out of the bed. Never go to the window. Never look behind the curtain.

    [Sophie does so, and spots a giant. She rushes back to bed, but the giant comes for her...]

    Sophie: And that is where our story begins...

  • Sophie: Where am I?

    The BFG: Giant Country!