Review by Bob Ignizio
Take THE BFG. It tells the story of Sophie (Ruby Barnhill), an orphan girl who gets swept off into a world of adventure when a giant happens to notice her noticing him as he makes his late night rounds. I found it to be an okay kid's fantasy film, but a bit padded and, while not derivative, it still felt more than a bit familiar.
My five-year-old son, on the other hand, asked if there were some way he could go into the movie. Clearly there was some kind of movie magic at work here. It may not have affected me, but I can't deny the power it had on its target audience.