Pete's Dragon

Pete's Dragon

DVD - 2016
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For years, Mr. Meacham has told tales of the fierce dragon deep in the woods. To his daughter, Grace, these stories are little more than tall tales, until she meets Pete. Pete is a mysterious ten-year-old with no family who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot.
Publisher: [Burbank, California] :, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9786316629296
631662929X
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 103 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
digital,optical,stereo,Dolby Digital 2.0,rda
widescreen (2.39:1),24 fps,rda
NTSC,rda
video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda

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Alushka
May 05, 2019

Well made family movie with "typical" acting performances for a family movie. But it doesn't take away from the story. The main actor, Oakes Fegley [Pete], did a great job communicating with facial emotions as well as reaction to objects foreign to him. Personally, I thought the child-actors did a better job than the adults.
Themes address greed and profit at the detriment to leaving beautiful thing in peace, so children should be a mature enough to understand or they may find the movie confusing, scary or boring. Children should also be able to understand empathy and why animals lash out aggressively in fear.
There are great scenes of love and fun between Pete and the dragon. I thought there was a good balance of the positive and negative to tell this story. It’s a friendlier fantasy story with no poor language than much of what is on offer for children these days

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gingerbee8
Mar 30, 2019

Very disappointing. This could have been great but instead focused the story on the issues of the adults. Very poorly scripted with a huge lack of communication all around, failing to advance the story line, resulting in neither story line being filled out, just kept flipping back and forth between Pete and the adults but not really going anywhere. Not much dragon action, either. Hope the next attempt at this tale in another 20 years is better.

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Ephriam
Mar 06, 2019

A good family's movie. Was not disappointed in it.

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Gwen904
Aug 12, 2018

A solid movie expressing messages of friendship, trust, and family. Always a fan of Bryce Dallas Howard.

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CurlyWhirly
Jun 14, 2018

After his parents are killed in a car accident, a young boy named Pete (Oakes Fegley) finds an unlikely caregiver in the form of a dragon (whom he dubs "Elliot") living in a forest in the Pacific Northwest. Years later, a forest ranger (Bryce Dallas Howard) discovers Pete and takes him in, but his attempts to adjust to a normal life are complicated by a man (Karl Urban) who wants to hunt down Elliot. Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence, and Robert Redford co-star. Directed by David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints), Pete's Dragon is a remake of the 1977 children's movie of the same name. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

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Nursebob
Jun 14, 2018

Director David Lowery pours the Disney syrup thick and sticky all over this overtly sentimental reboot of the 1977 non-classic, but he does so with such manipulative skill—not to mention awesome CGI effects—that he manages to keep things just this side of mawkish. Cute cherubs wise beyond their years, doltish authorities who don’t have a clue, and a few grownups who desperately want to BELIEVE again (Robert Redford approaching rock bottom as an affable old grandfather) round out the usual suspects in this kind of production while the loveable fur-covered dragon hovers somewhere between a slobbering puppy (he chases his own tail and snaps at butterflies!) and a big lime-coloured chesterfield. Thankfully the Pacific Northwest scenery, played by New Zealand, is pretty to look at and the action moves along at a fair clip despite an intrusive orchestral score that insists we laugh or cry at just the right moments. Steadfastly inoffensive (unless you work in the logging industry) with smiles and happy endings all around, this is definitely one for the single-digit age group—after all, who wouldn’t want their very own dragon?!

Not quite as offensive, but somehow it's even more boring than the original one.

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Mr_Han
Dec 04, 2017

Great movie.

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orange_owl_449
Dec 02, 2017

a good movie. i love eliot! i love pete! i love it all! ok, maby not all...the ending had me a bit teary eyed but don't get me wrong! it's still a good movie and ending!

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1KLIP1
Aug 14, 2017

Recommended for kids ages 8+ , sweet cool movie with an awesome dragon!

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