Pete’s Dragon opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.
Every time I hear about a movie remake I am both excited and worried. The directors and producers can either make an awesome new movie or they can ruin it for everyone. Disney has done it again. They got a classic that most of us had forgotten about and small kids might not even know about, and made an exquisite piece of art.
About the movie
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-yearold 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.
Did we like it?
Yes we did. Raise your cups and cheer for another Disney remake that does not feel like a cheesy one. Acting was flawless and the story is well played. Parents can be relief that kids of all ages can enjoy this movie, because it does not have scaring parts or violent scenes. Yes they might cry, because as in any other story there is a bad person, but at the end the message of family and friendship shows that love is all that matters.
My 11 year old loved it. I was very impressed and we will make it another trip to the movies soon to watch it again, but this time around I will pack my kleenex, because I am pretty sure that tears of happiness will roll down my cheeks again. That is when you know they have done a remarkable job, and sure they did.
Watch the trailer