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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".
* HilariousInHindsight: [[Manga/AttackOnTitan There's a race of huge humanoid giants that only care about eating people. Nobody knows where they came from or how they work, and they can go anywhere they want without anyone being able to stop them. But it's going to be OK, because one of them's on our side...]]
* 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.
* 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''.
* ParanoiaFuel: There exist Giants that can run anywhere in the world in a single night without being detected, in spite of their size. They reach through your window, snatch you from your bed as you sleep and ''eat you''.
* UncannyValley: Due to being rotoscoped, the queen, the Paras and the Royal Guards look very unnatural in the cartoonish setting of the story
* UnfortunateImplications: Even though this work ''predates'' {{Videogame/Doom}}, due to its popularity, everyone usually automatically assumes when you talk about "The BFG", you're talking about the iconic gun.
%%* TheWoobie: Sophie and the BFG, naturally.
* 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''.