YMMV / The BFG

All versions:

The 1989 animated feature:
  • Awesome Music: 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.
  • Ear Worm: The song "Whizzpopping" will get stuck in your head for hours on end. So will "Sometimes Secretly".
  • Tear Jerker: 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.
  • Uncanny Valley: Due to being rotoscoped, the queen, the Paras and the Royal Guards look very unnatural in the cartoonish setting of the story.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: Despite it getting a "suitable for general audiences" rating, younger children will no doubt find scenes of the monstrous children-eating giants, from the movie adaption, terrifying.

The 2016 live-action film:
  • Memetic Mutation: 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, Doom fans complaining that it's impossible not to hear that title and think of The Big Fucking Gun.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: 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.

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