The latest adaptation of the classic book proves once again that the stories of Roald Dahl are as great and relevant today as when they were first written.

Based on the 1983 novel of the same name, The BFG is about orphan girl Sophie, who gets kidnapped by a giant and taken to Giant Country, where she discovers wonderful and magical things about the giant and the dreams he shares with her.

The film is beautiful, sweet, funny and overall charming. It is a great film for the entire family to watch, with moments that are bittersweet and hilarious that had the whole cinema laughing in their seats. The pace of the film is unrushed at at first seems flat, but it soon picks up pace and becomes something magic and memorable for all.

Writer Melissa Mathison of E.T fame has done an excellent job of keeping true to the original story, and director Steven Spielberg has done a wonderful job of bringing the script to life.

I give it 4 out of 5.

Watch if you enjoyed Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Coraline and The Adventures of Tin Tin

Watch the trailer here