Pete’s Dragon Movie Review
If you’re wondering if you need to see the old Pete’s Dragon before you go see the new one the answer is that you do not! This isn’t a campy sing song movie it’s truly a tale of adventure.The new Pete’s Dragon is a tale re-imagined. A what if… if you will. Whew, what a relief. Now that you know that what are you waiting for…go see it! A special thank you to Disney for bringing me on this all expenses paid trip to share it with you. Here’s my Pete’s Dragon Review.
Pete’s Dragon Review from mom to mom
Pete’s Dragon is this delicious tale of adventure. You will laugh, you’ll tear up and you’ll leave the movie theater feeling happier that you went. The graphics (which are CGI computer generated) are seamless. I never could tell if what I was watching was generated on a green screen. It was flawless. The storyline made sense to me and I completely bought into the Dragon. I enjoyed the show and didn’t feel like the hours were dragging. They went fast. I was so happy that when I left this movie I wasn’t crying. Instead I was feeling happier that I had been.
Bryce had so much to bring to the table. I thought she was a very believable and lovable character in the movie. Oakes character was sweet, innocent and childlike. Oona was such a loving soul in the big sister role. She did a fabulous job as her character. Wes made me believe that good strong men don’t have to say a lot. He was so much a man, a dad if you will. But my favorite character in the movie was Elliot the dragon. He was so lovable and sweet and I really just wanted to take him home with me to enjoy. Where’s my dragon? Why don’t I get a dragon?
I think we should totally change it to Dina’s Dragon? Don’t you?
Here’s the movie details and trailer!
Pete’s Dragon is flying into theaters August 12~
Genre: Live Action
U.S. Release date: August 12, 2016
Running time: TBD
Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban,
Oona Laurence, Isiah Whitlock, Jr. and Robert Redford
Director: David Lowery
Screenplay by: David Lowery & Toby Halbrooks
Based on a screenplay by: Malcolm Marmorstein
Producer: Jim Whitaker
Executive Producer: Barrie M. Osborne
A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.
A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. “Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”), Oakes Fegley (“This is Where I Leave You”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Oona Laurence (“Southpaw”), Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (“Cedar Rapids”) and Oscar® winner Robert Redford (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”). The film, which is directed by David Lowery (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”), is written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a screenplay by Malcolm Marmorstein and produced by Jim Whitaker (“The Finest Hours,” “Friday Night Lights”), with Barrie M. Osborne (“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Great Gatsby”) serving as executive producer.
For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon. Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.
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Make sure you check out my other posts before you go! Pete’s Dragon trailers and my trip itinerary, coloring sheets, and mazes, dot to dot and other fun printable sheets My red Carpet experience and my movie review too! My Bryce Dallas Howard interview too!