We also see our protagonist, Sophie (Ruby Barnhill), be afraid of him. Which is all well and good, but “BFG” stands for “Big Friendly Giant,” so we know the hand reaching to grab Sophie probably isn’t going to do her harm.

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Spielberg adapting a Roald Dahl novel seems like a match made in heaven, it’s kind of shocking this is the first time we’re seeing it. And this footage, eerie as a it is, makes us want more.


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