- Review: Spielberg weaves magic out of Dahl's 'The BFG' Updated: Jun-28-16 6:57 pm
There's a secret about children that Steven Spielberg, Melissa Mathison and Roald Dahl have always known - that no matter how innocent, kids are as capable of understanding darkness as adults, and sometimes even more so. It's not that it's some completely unacknowledged truth, but it is one that rarely seems to permeate what we consider "children's entertainment" in any real way. It just makes adults too uncomfortable. It's also the reason why the under-10 set flocks to Dahl.