Hi Guys, so as you probably have gathered I love to be entertained and I love to entertain hence why I work with cinemas, theatres and blog about it. I love to watch films, musicals, go to gigs and immerse myself in the experience. So as the big summer blockbusters hit our screens I thought Id gave you a few reviews over the next few weeks. As you are reading this I’m probably up to my eyes working on the big film of the year Suicide Squad, so that review will have to wait for a week or two. But today’s review I wanted to aim at the big kids and little kids so I’m going to give you my thoughts on Finding Dory and the BFG.
I was sooo excited to watch Finding Dory. Since I set my eyes on its release date I have been on a countdown. I am a big child at heart and the Pixar, Disney combination just makes me so happy. I watched Finding Dory with another big kid and we both exclaimed at parts, we where brought to the edge of tears at others and rejoiced at the end. I mean look at this little Dory with her big eyes…
I don’t want to give away spoilers in my reviews but this new film brings the finding Nemo story back to life and gives it a whole new meaning as well. We find out the origin of Dory and we set out on the adventure to find Dory’s real home. I thought the film was very cute and endearing; baby Dory had me swallowing back the tears but the cameos from older Nemo characters and the introduction of a few new characters (the grumpy Hank being one of my favorites) gave it just the right balance. I think its the perfect family film for the summer with a lot of hidden depth, teaching kids some great lessons in life; to strive to overcome adversity and any problems they may have. And honestly I kinda want to watch it again.
Next but definitely not in second place this week I watched the BFG. Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of a Roald Dahl classic. I dont know if it’s still taught in schools but I think I first encountered this tale in primary school and I loved the idea of a friendly giant. Sneaking into orphan Sophie’s bedroom and whisking her of for the adventure of a lifetime. Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot giant is actually quite gentle and charming. The giant presented by Spielberg was gorgeous, a character reminiscent of an old grandpa who would carry humbugs in his pocket. Grumbling,incoherent at times but full of love and care for the little Sophie.As their friendship grows, Sophie’s presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other hideous giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all. Another classic feel good story one for a little older audience more so primary school kids who can deal with giants and goblins but all together another classic. Check it out soon!!!
OK gotta go get ready for my date with Jared Leto but let me know if you watch these films and let me know what you thought?
Emer D xx