Based on Roald Dahl's novel of the same name, The BFG is magical treat from director Steven Spielberg that's sure to be a monster hit with families over the summer holidays.

Mark Rylance, who worked with Spielberg last year in Bridge Of Spies, a role that went on to win him the best supporting actor Oscar, plays The BFG ,whilst 11-year-old Ruby Barnhill is splendidly cast as Sophia, the orphan who befriends The BFG.

The story sees Sophie being carried off to Giant Land after she looks out the orphanage window in the middle of the night and spots The BFG delivering dreams to sleeping boys and girls. When they arrive in Giant Land Sophie finds that The BFG is one of a kind as the other giants that inhabit the land are monstrous beasts that like nothing better than eating the bones of small children. The Giants will gobble her up "like strawbuncies and cream" The BFG tells Sophie.

Sophie then puts together a plan to capture the murderous Giants that involves the Queen of England (Penelope Wilton) and some large bouts of flatulence.

The story might be paper thin and what there is might be a bit scary for very young children , but for the older kids, and that includes the adults, just wonder in the magic of the story and the fantastic CGI performance of Rylance who captures perfectly the mannerisms and the language of The BFG.

The BFG (PG)

1h 57m

Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader

UK Release: Friday 22nd July 2016