History YMMV / TheBFG

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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'''The animated feature:'''

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'''The 1989 animated feature:'''
5th Jul '16 8:29:01 AM Sapphirea2
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!'''The animated feature''':

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!'''The 2016 live-action film''':

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!'''The '''The 2016 live-action film''':film:'''
5th Jul '16 8:27:22 AM Sapphirea2
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5th Jul '16 8:26:46 AM Sapphirea2
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: While occasionally unnoticed by viewers and having virtually no available soundtrack, the movie has what is arguably one of the most beautiful scores to be heard in a film. Notable examples are when the BFG makes the nightmare for the queen and when the BFG leads the RAF to Giant Country. Pretty funny, considering that one of the composers was one of the members of Herman's Hermits.
* EarWorm: The song "Whizzpopping" ''will'' get stuck in your head for hours on end. So will "Sometimes Secretly".

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: While occasionally unnoticed by viewers and having virtually no available soundtrack, the movie has what is arguably one of the most beautiful scores to be heard in a film. Notable examples are when the BFG makes the nightmare for the queen and when the BFG leads the RAF to Giant Country. Pretty funny, considering that one of the composers was one of the members of Herman's Hermits.
* EarWorm: The song "Whizzpopping" ''will'' get stuck in your head for hours on end. So will "Sometimes Secretly".

!'''All versions''':



* 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]].



* 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.
* UncannyValley: Due to being rotoscoped, the queen, the Paras and the Royal Guards look very unnatural in the cartoonish setting of the story



* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Despite it getting a "suitable for general audiences" rating, younger children will no doubt find scenes of the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin monstrous children-eating giants]], from the movie adaption, ''terrifying''.

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!'''The animated feature''':
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: While occasionally unnoticed by viewers and having virtually no available soundtrack, the movie has what is arguably one of the most beautiful scores to be heard in a film. Notable examples are when the BFG makes the nightmare for the queen and when the BFG leads the RAF to Giant Country. Pretty funny, considering that one of the composers was one of the members of Herman's Hermits.
* EarWorm: The song "Whizzpopping" ''will'' get stuck in your head for hours on end. So will "Sometimes Secretly".
* 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.
* UncannyValley: Due to being rotoscoped, the queen, the Paras and the Royal Guards look very unnatural in the cartoonish setting of the story.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Despite it getting a "suitable for general audiences" rating, younger children will no doubt find scenes of the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin monstrous children-eating giants]], from the movie adaption, ''terrifying''.''terrifying''.

!'''The 2016 live-action film''':
* 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]].
1st Jul '16 1:30:51 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* TearJerker: As terrifying as it was to see the Fleshlumpeater devour a sleeping boy, it's only 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.

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* TearJerker: As terrifying as it was to see the Fleshlumpeater devour a sleeping boy, it's only 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.
29th Jun '16 11:55:08 PM 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.

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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]].
4th Jun '16 6:44:57 PM creader
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* NightmareFuel:
** As with many a Dahl book (and movie adaption thereof), many a child ''can'' be traumatized by the Giants in the BFG. Oh, and nightmares are actually used as a tool in the book/movie.
** The BFG's ears are so large, he can hear near anything. For example, when he picks a beautiful flower, [[MoodWhiplash he can hear it scream]].
** The first seven minutes or so of the movie (while containing [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic a very awesome score]]) can be pretty freaking scary for some people. Not to mention the Fleshlumpeater-gets-child-in-the-night scene.
** Sophie nearly getting eaten by the Bloodbottler is one as well.
** Trogglehumpers are literal nightmares.
** Heck, even the names of the giants alone are disturbing...
** The film trailer, which shows Sophie's abduction by the BFG, is pretty frightening. Especially Sophie's narration, which is probably what every frightened child thinks at night.
--> Never get out of bed. Never go to the window. ''Never look behind the curtain''.
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