History YMMV / TheBFG

16th Jan '18 8:56:47 AM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationDisplacement: This film takes a few cues from the 1987 AnimatedAdaptation - such as Sophie having short brown hair (it's long and blonde in the book), a scene where Sophie witnesses the death of a child, the BFG giving Sophie a new dress to wear and the ending [[spoiler: where BFG goes back to live in Giant Country instead of England]].


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* OneSceneWonder: Penelope Wilton as the Queen - who doesn't appear until well over an hour in and has maybe fifteen minutes of screentime.
* SlowPacedBeginning: For some, the film starts off rather slowly but kicks into gear around the time Sophie and the BFG enter Dream Country.
* ToughActToFollow: This was following the 1987 animated film, which is considered a children's classic and the only Roald Dahl adaptation to get a standing ovation from the author.
8th Nov '17 1:13:12 PM fruitstripegum
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* TearJerker: As terrifying as it was to see the Fleshlumpeater devour a sleeping boy, it's extra sad because the boy had just been given a pleasant happy dream about scaring his teacher as a ghost by BFG, meaning that would be the last thing he ever knew.
7th Nov '17 8:03:17 AM fruitstripegum
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* HeartwarmingMoments: The ending, where [[spoiler: Sophie decides to stay with the BFG, even though, as he himself states, he has no palace or other comforts to offer her.]]
24th Oct '17 5:27:20 AM SimpsonsLover24
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'''The 1989 animated feature:'''

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4th Oct '16 1:43:23 PM smalltime
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: As the soldiers fly into Giant Country, they pass a random family of dinosaurs. There are no dinosaurs in the original book and their appearance is never addressed.
28th Jul '16 6:36:01 AM igordebraga
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* MemeticMutation: When the Spielberg film's trailer came out, people unfamiliar with the source material started to make tongue in cheek speculations about the meaning of the acronym title. The Big F*cking Guy and Big F*cking Giant being the most popular ones. And of course, ''Videogame/{{Doom}}'' fans complaining that it's impossible not to hear that title and think of [[{{BFG}} The Big Fucking Gun]].

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* MemeticMutation: When the Spielberg film's trailer came out, people unfamiliar with the source material started to make tongue in cheek speculations about the meaning of the acronym title. The Big F*cking Guy and Big F*cking Giant being the most popular ones. And of course, ''Videogame/{{Doom}}'' fans complaining that it's impossible not to hear that title [[http://i.imgur.com/jIKzPMr.png and think of of]] [[{{BFG}} The Big Fucking Gun]].
6th Jul '16 3:12:11 PM juniperlove15
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: All versions of this story have the friendship between the main characters being portrayed as organic, yet more than a passing viewer couldn't help but wonder if Sophie is in fact suffering from StockholmSyndrome. Given that she is snatched away in the middle of the night by a large shadowy creature that she is (understandably) terrified of and is under the impression he is going to devour her... suffice to say their reasoning isn't entirely preposterous.



%%* TheWoobie: Sophie and the BFG, naturally.

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%%* * TheWoobie: Sophie and the BFG, naturally.
BFG. One is an abused orphan, the other is a midget amongst his kind and is constantly bullied, both physically and verbally because of it.
5th Jul '16 1:58:42 PM Godzillawolf
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The entire film, particularly the Giants, who at times it's genuinely hard to tell they're CGI at all. In particular is when Sophie and the BFG share the screen together.
5th Jul '16 8:29:32 AM Sapphirea2
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5th Jul '16 8:29:01 AM Sapphirea2
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