Hey, all, it’s Alexa, here to do a special Thursday post on the release of the new BFG blu-ray disc.
As everyone knows, Roald Dahl stories are glorious and adorable (Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are two childhood movies I still love), so of course I was thrilled to be offered a promotional package for The BFG’s disc release. I had actually never read or watched The BFG though, so when the package came, I dropped everything on my reading list (again, lol) to devour this scrumdiddlyumptious children’s story. It’s wacky, imaginative, fantastically adorable, and so, so much fun. The BFG and Sophie literally made me laugh out loud, plus some parts were even a little deep and a little sad, but that was just the thing: it was a kids’ book, all imagination and wonder and beauty, but it made me feel things. All the things. And I loved it.
I’m not sure how to explain it, but there’s a certain… magic running through the story of the BFG. It’s like… it’s meant to be told; it almost has to be told. There’s something in the suspension of disbelief that seemed to require it to either be read aloud or read to onself, so I was curious about how that magic was going to translate onto the screen.
Obviously, the only way to find out was to invite a couple of friends and have all of us 18- and 19-year-old’s watch it together. 😉
Attached as I was to the idea of the book, I wasn’t quite sold on the movie at first because there were several things in the beginning that came about a bit differently. But different isn’t always bad, and in this case, the differences played out quite nicely to form a new and lovely tale that still contained a lot of the magic and beauty of the book. It was “absolutely squiffling” as the BFG might say (one of my best friends was actually squealing at the adorableness as we watched), and all-in-all, it’s definitely a movie I enjoyed and would gladly sit down and watch again.
As for the other things in the package: My mom claimed the mason jar and the pen, lol, because she loves that kind of stuff and the package came just before her birthday.
And my three youngest sibs (I have seven altogether) claimed the POP toy.
But the rest of it’s mine. 😉
I love this notebook so much. The Dream Journal script on the front is beautiful, it’s a nice size, and the colors are absolutely lovely. I’m not sure what I’m gonna use it for, but I want to save it for something special.
Because who can ever have enough bookmarks? Especially lovely leather ones with the word “dreams” on them.
All-in-all, #TheBFGGift was a really fun way to kinda close out the blogging year (though I technically do have 2 or 3 posts left) and a lovely little holiday gift. You can find the buyable things in the package at the links below.
So have you seen or watched The BFG? What’d you think? What’s a childhood book you loved that’s been turned into a movie recently? Can’t wait to hear from you all, and I will see you in the comment section! 😀