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The BFG?

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The2Ateam Wed 24-Aug-16 12:00:10

Has anyone's 3-year old seen the BFG movie? My son is 4 in November and I am wondering if he will be scared?

CatThiefKeith Wed 24-Aug-16 12:57:49

Dd is just 5 and absolutely loved it. It is a little scary in places, but it ends well. You know your ds best - is he fairly robust or would giants frantically searching for a human child and threatening to eat her give him nightmares? (They don't find her btw)

Whatever you do, don't take him to see Petes Dragon. Dd is still traumatised! grin

The2Ateam Wed 24-Aug-16 15:39:31

LOL Cattheifkeith I actually thought Pete's Dragon would be better but it wasn't on. We watched the trailer and he seemed OK, but I'm not sure about big men taking kids from their bedrooms and all that!!smile

Artandco Wed 24-Aug-16 15:44:34

I have a 5 year old, he would be terrified of the big still.

We are going to start reading the book though together.

PinkPearls20 Wed 24-Aug-16 15:48:27

Everyone's child is different. My 5 year old DS didn't bat an eye lid. I was quite disappointed actually.... grin

CatThiefKeith Wed 24-Aug-16 18:11:52

Petes Dragon was really sad.

PerspicaciaTick Wed 24-Aug-16 18:20:15

Have you read the story with him?
If he enjoys the book, then the film shouldn't be too scary. But if the book is a bit much then the film will definitely be too scary.

The2Ateam Wed 24-Aug-16 18:23:41

He's too young for the book still. Perhaps I'll leave him home and take DD8. X

gatorgolf Wed 24-Aug-16 22:14:45

My ds is generally terrified of the cinema but strangely loved the bfg, angry birds movie we had go go yo the toilet 5 times in an hour as he was nervous

wobblywonderwoman Wed 24-Aug-16 22:18:10

I went to see it but I don't think I would take my 3 year old. The big hand coming in and taking the girl out of the bed would terrify him. Brilliant film though.

Scroobius Thu 25-Aug-16 18:13:47

Not sure about the new film but my 3yo loves the old version with David Jason voicing the giant.

BikeRunSki Thu 25-Aug-16 18:15:36

DD (5 in October) has seen both BFG and Pete's Dragon and was scared by both.

ineedamoreadultieradult Thu 25-Aug-16 18:16:53

My 6 year old DS watched the trailer and decided he didn't want to come with me and DS 9. He did cry at the Postman Pat movie so he is not a hard core film watcher.

The2Ateam Mon 29-Aug-16 13:32:30

Me & DD8 watched it yesterday and loved it! Glad I didn't bring DS3. I think he would have been scared, and/or bored. X

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