Disney’s Pete’s Dragon 3D {Movie Review} Opens Today!

I received the opportunity of prescreening “Pete’s Dragon” with my daughter at Emagine Theatre, Novi. Any opinions expressed here are honest and our own.

Get ready for cuteness overload! The remake of Pete’s Dragon is so fun and sweet.  Do you remember the classic version?  My brother would watch that movie over and over again when we were kids.  Instead of a cartoon dragon, we welcome a new and improved {cuter} Elliott the dragon in CG.

At first I wasn’t sure how the storyline would work, but it ended up being so adorable.  The relationship between Pete and Elliott is precious and exciting.  It’s definitely a magical movie with amazing graphics.  Seeing it in 3D is even better.

Oakes Fegley is Pete in Disney's PETE'S DRAGON, the story of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon.

Oakes Fegley is Pete in Disney’s PETE’S DRAGON, the story of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon.

Here is a brief summary of the movie:

A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, 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”), We Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Oona Laurence “(Southpaw), 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 story by Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field and produced by Jim Whitaker, p.g.a (“The Finest Hours,” “Friday Night Lights”), with Barrie M Osborne (“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Great Gatsby”) serving 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 Elliott.  And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whos 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. (WALT DISNEY PICTURES) This film is rated PG.

Oakes Fegley is Pete in Disney's PETE'S DRAGON, the story of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon.

Oakes Fegley is Pete in Disney’s PETE’S DRAGON, the story of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon.

Here is what daughter Kelly, 13, has to say about the film:

“I loved how they gave Elliott (the green dragon) such a big personality.  He reminds me of my Alaskan Malamute, Bailey. (R.I.P.) The graphics were really cool too!  I would love to see a behind the scenes video how they made the movie.  That would be awesome.” ~Kelly Clair

Over all, I think it’s great for kids ages 7+.  There are a couple of scenes which would be considered “scary” and “serious” for some kids, but it’s not that bad at all. You know your child and what they can handle.  I can almost guarantee they will be in love with Elliott before the movie ends.  I would love to get a stuffed Elliott.  He is just so cool! 😉

Oakes Fegley is Pete in Disney's PETE'S DRAGON, the story of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon.

Oakes Fegley is Pete in Disney’s PETE’S DRAGON, the story of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon.

Disney’s Pete’s Dragon opens in theatres today, August 12th! Makes for a great family night out!

 


 

 




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