We visited Giant Country with ‘Disney’s The BFG’ and you can too – Win!

We’ve been to a lot of places, but Giant Country is not one… well at least it wasn’t until we attended a preview screening of ‘Disney’s The BFG’.

The Plot

Disney and Steven Spielberg unite to bring Roald Dahl’s beloved book to the big screen!

‘Disney’s The BFG’ tells the imaginative story of a little girl called Sophie and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. They become great friends and together take a trip to Dream Country (you’ve been there right?) where Sophie learns all about the mystery of collecting and using dreams.

These skills become very handy later in the film where they are needed to try and warn certain Royal authorities about some very precarious “Giant” situations where the children of England including Sophie are in grave danger.

You can check out the preview here:


The Verdict

First off just because everyone’s been asking….”Was it scary?” “No way!” “We loved it!”

We explained to our boys aged 6 & 4 (who had not read the book) that ‘The BFG’ stood for Big FRIENDLY Giant and that there was some not so FRIENDLY giant’s that might appear but that this was a Disney movie and all would right itself in the end.

We also explained that while some of those not so FRIENDLY Giant’s liked to eat children that it was just a movie and that no lives would be lost on our watch 😉

It didn’t take too long into the film for the boys to quickly receive confirmation that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming and that little Sophie in the movie (who is quite curious just like them) wasn’t frightened of him…she was very interested to find out more about him and the world he lives in.

Films like this open a child’s mind to possibilities that they haven’t yet imagined. I read the book when I was 9 and loved it, it was one of the few that stayed with me as a favourite. Seeing it act out on the big screen brought all those wonderful memories back.  ‘The BFG’ was voted by GoodBooks in the UK as the story most likely to develop empathy in children and the film supports this.

It’s worth mentioning also that while we’re dealing in kid speak with a fairly heavy subject matter, that there are some hilarious parts to this movie. I don’t want to spoil it for you but a certain trip to a certain Royal Palace in our preview screening almost brought the house down… literally.


Win

Thanks to our friends at Shout Communications and Walt Disney Studio’s we have 5 Family Movie passes to see this film to giveaway. Each pass admits 4. Entry details and T&C’s below. Good luck everyone!

THE BFG – WIN 1 OF 5 FAMILY MOVIE PASSES (Admit 4)

 


Credits

We previewed ‘Disney’s The BFG’ as media guests of Shout Communications and Walt Disney Studios. ‘The BFG’ opens in cinemas June 30, 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.

  • Kristy Lee Coles

    My children would love to see this

  • Kathy Anne Storer

    I’ve entered, my children have seen the ads and would love to see this at the movies. Thank you for the chance ?