Are any of the Roald Dahl movies worth watching?

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Re: Are any of the Roald Dahl movies worth watching?

Post by S Chinaski » 12 Jul 2018, 14:09

I absolutely love (as does my 8 year old) Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, the original Willy Wonka with Gene Wilder, AND BFG!

There are dark spots in almost all of them, but I actually like that, more so because the overall feel and theme of the films stay positive and enjoyable.

It's very similar to how I see life! lol

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Post by Omnie » 12 Jul 2018, 18:44

You should definitely watch the witches. The make up and costumes are so realistic! :D

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Post by EmeraldEyes8918 » 23 Jul 2018, 06:02

While the movie adaptation of Matilda differs slightly from the original book, it is still a charming adventure and Mara Wilson is perfectly cast in the role. The Trunchbull is also cast brilliantly and is played with ferociousness by Pam Ferris who is completely transformed into the hammer throwing headmistress.

There is also an animated version of The BFG released in 1989 which is fantastic and rather frightening at times (especially with the animation of the cruel giants and the Queen's nightmare), but is well worth a watch. I haven't seen the new version but it looked fairly decent from the reviews.

The Witches genuinely frightened me as a child, the visuals are quite shocking and are quite true to the descriptions in the book, so it's a good one for Hallowe'en!

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Post by Flick1976 » 14 Aug 2018, 05:41

Yes. I've liked nearly all the movies that have come out

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Post by jcoad » 14 Aug 2018, 12:10

The original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is awesome. Gene Wilder is the perfect Willy Wonka.

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