The Bfg

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    Second childhood time, I guess, but I am watching The BFG, which is a children's movie directed by Steven Spielberg in 2016, based on a children's book by the same name by Roald Dahl.

    The story is about a girl who is taken from the orphanage by a giant after she spots him from her window. The giant takes her to Giant County so that she doesn't tell anyone about what she had seen.

    Sophie, which is her name, and the giant become friends, but she is soon threatened by another giant, who aims to eat her.

    It's a simple story, but well told, and well done. Perfect for something to watch while I am working, since it doesn't require constant restarting in order to find my place again.

     
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    Hope you don't have nightmares tonight! :)
     
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    that's on my download list. might take a look see
     
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    It's definitely a kid's movie, but it's well done and entertaining.
     
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    Never could understand why some movies or books for that matter are given a rating for children or teens. Harry Potter was enjoyed by many adults. And I just did a weekend marathon of the Hobbit trilogy.
     
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    I loved "The Chronicles of Narnia" and "Nanny McPhee", also many of the hundreds of kids movies I've seen over 18 years of grandsons.

    A few were not so good but most were....I think they make them so the adults taking the kids can stay awake. :)
     
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    A friend told me she played a video of Mary Poppins for her grandkids thinking they would enjoy it as much as she did the first time she saw it.

    Sad to say, the kids attention waned and then they drifted off into another room to leave her singing the songs to herself.

    I think there has to be animation and action for kids today.
     
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    @Ken Anderson ha ha, started watching it and I'm enjoying it...veggieterribles, lol.

    Edit: finished watching it and enjoyed it, thanks for recommending it, I would never have seen it otherwise I'm sure.
     
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