Books, Movies

Teaser for Spielberg’s The BFG Ably Conceals What a Massive Fart Joke the Book Is



I’m not being metaphorical – one of the key plot points of Roald Dahl’s The BFG is that the giants drink a kind of soda called Frobscottle, in which the bubbles go down instead of up…so that rather than burp for fun, giants “whizpop” constantly.

Movie trailers usually love that stuff. Instead, we get Steven Spielberg’s “I wish I had directed Harry Potter, and here’s how I would have done it.” Nice to have a girl protagonist for a change.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist