PG | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
An orphan little girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world.
At the center of the production's challenge to enable the characters to act within the same environment, was veteran production designer Rick Carter who said: "The goal was to create as intimate a space where Steven Spielberg could work with the actors and the actors could relate to one another, so that technology would not be an obstruction to Steven's direction or take any authenticity away from the performances." As a result, Carter and his co-production designer Rob Stromberg went to great lengths to accommodate three different worlds for three different-sized beings, in some cases duplicating sets three times over. There was a set for the 50-foot tall giants, for the 24-foot tall BFG, and a huge, over-scale set with big over-scale props for Sophie to make her look small. Fortunately, actor Mark Rylance had a tremendous amount of faith in the story and, actress Ruby Barnhill, a tremendous amount of faith in her imagination. Carter added: "Between Mark's belief in story and how to perform the story, and Ruby's belief that everything is possible, both of those actors made this world of evolved technology disappear so that they could give each other the most authentic performances."
It was the Witching Hour, when the Boogeyman comes out... when people go missing. The girls say the Witching Hour arrives at midnight. I think it comes at three in the morning, when I'm the only one awake. Like always. Like now.
All of the Queen's equerries, assistants and servants address her as "ma'am" which rhymes with farm. However, it is well known that the real Queen Elizabeth II hates this and prefers being called "m'am" which rhymes with jam. As close aides to the Queen, they should really know this. Funnily enough the only person who gets it right is Sophie, who could be forgiven for getting it wrong.
The closing Disney logo is not shown after the end credits.
$19,584,969 (USA) (3 July 2016)