Not something you'd often say regarding the newest Spielberg blockbuster. Bonnie is fascinated with Clyde's criminal past, and his matter-of-factness and bravado in talking about it. If there is one thing the film gets totally right, it is with the casting of Rylance, fresh off his Oscar win for Bridge of Spies 2015. I do understand that people are disappointed when watching a Kids movie and expecting an exciting and challenging plot. . The wonderful effects by Weta perfectly capture the warmth and innocence of his performance, and his line delivery is pitch- perfect.
It has had some good reviews, mainly praising Mark Rylance's portrayal of the giant but I am afraid I do not rate him as an actor at all. If you want to get all serious and pick fault with the plot line, you shouldn't be watching this kind of movie. T, Back to the Future; Poltergeist etc, who's plot lines were crackpot in the extreme. The figure gets closer and closer, until a giant hand reaches in through her window and whisks her and blanket both across the country. As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants.
Now look at this special effect sequence. They instead come across as bullying buffoons and not the child-munching monsters they are meant to be. Firstly this is not your average Spielberg movie, it's more of a feel good family movie. What was the point of the magical fart juice? I'm not surprised this hasn't done well at the box office and I don't think Spielberg has he Midas touch anymore in cinema. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. It is kinda sad, seeing how incapable some people are recognizing a movie for kids as such. Anyone hoping to keep their children entertained for a couple of hours may find them getting restless, as Spielberg is happy to take his time exploring this strange land.
The Giant world is intriguing both visually and in substance. The mysterious monstrosity turns out to be a giant indeed, but a big, friendly one, played in motion capture by a wonderful Mark Rylance. There is turn before the third act which takes the magic of the story and plants it squarely into the modern world at a specific time. The film follows the book faithfully and keeps hold of Roald Dahl's odd humour well. Brian Cosgrove's beloved animated film from 1989 was incredibly close to the book, and was said to be a personal favourite of Dahl's. Yet a faithful page-to-screen adaptation of a terrific piece of literature doesn't necessarily result in a good movie, and having watched the cartoon relatively recently, I didn't find it very entertaining. I loved this film and I'm not a kid I'm a 55 year old bloke.
A young Abigail Breslin Little Miss Sunshine would have been perfect. There were some stereotypical British elements, which to us might be a bit overdone, but Spielberg isn't British. Not a total failure by any stretch of the imagination, but a somewhat rambling, timid effort to bring a difficult book to the screen. Most of the film was also whimsy for the sake of whimsy, with the pretty visuals of the sparkly dreams drifting around the fairytale forest landscape serving no function other than to wave pretty colors in the faces of children to keep them entertained. Obsessed by his suspicions, McCardle must rise from the shambles of his life and take up a trail of revenge. I was trying to not let that bother me too much.
Just because it says Steven Spielberg doesn't mean this is a movie that is specifically designed for your needs. She gasps, and he hears her. All my family fell asleep I was the only one who stayed awake to watch the entire thing. Sophie Ruby Barnhill is a 10 year old English orphan. It's a truly weird climax, but it's the only consistently funny part of the movie. To be fair I have only watched about 30 minutes of the film so far but it has failed to grab me at all. Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming.
As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. I felt nothing during this movie. Spielberg's work has always impressed me previously with the emotion,story telling and the visuals but this has missed the mark big time. The film was long for a 2 hour film and it drrraaaaggggeedddd. A very large hand picks the bin up.
This wasn't that kind of Spielberg Movie. It's been a whopping 25 years since Steve Spielberg's last real children's film, when he disappointed children and adults alike with his Peter Pan re-imagining Hook. It's also a simple tale, requiring a simple plot and that is what you get, along with some Spielberg magic. Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. Other than being true to the book, that is.