I'm just out of the loop on this one as I never read the book, and don't really get the trailer; However, it is a Spielberg project, and it reminds me sort of of an out-of-left-field Avatar event type film.
So what say you? It's gonna fly high (and what would you guess U.S. domestic and Worldwide) or is this gonna flop?
THE BFG was actually very enjoyable and entertaining. It was just bad timing when it was released and because it didn't too well at the BO, doesn't mean that it wasn't worthy.
Oh I liked it too but still, to bean-counters everywhere it did show that just because his name is on it, won't make it a blockbuster success.
I would say it is more of a generational thing now. The kind of films Spielberg used to direct, produce and present, are not as prolific, like in the 70's and 80's. He is not as significant with the millennials, or really part of their film growing up process\cycle. It's Marvel, DC and other superficial crap without much substance today. The BFG, as was to be expected, was one of the best family\fantasy films I had seen in a while. Spielberg knows what he is doing, unlike other over-praised directors like Nolan.
You won't find a bigger Spielberg fan than I am, but this looks like crap.
Couldn't agree more. I love pretty much everything from Spielberg and many of his films are on my top 50 but this...Spielberg is better than this. I lied to myself while watching the first trailer and said it looked fine but no, it looks like shit. I got through half of the second trailer before turning it off.
"Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater" - Roman Polanski