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Friday, August 12, 2016
For Pete’s Sake, Go See Disney’s Pete’s Dragon - Review
When I first received the press release in 2015 that Disney
would be releasing a new live action version of Pete’s Dragon I had no idea
just how amazing this film would be.Not
only was this movie on point with the visuals it also pulls at your heart strings.
So much so though that I keep thinking that it’s a pun on a famous Tom Petty
and the Heartbreakers song.I feel the
title of the song should now be “Stop DRAGON My Heart Around”
So yes during this film I laughed and cried. We can say it had
“all the feels” that you expect from a Disney classic.
What To Expect From Pete’s Dragon
The film begins in a very sweet way but soon you learn how
Pete became lost in the forest.The
young boy is in what could be a very awful situation until he happens to be
saved by a dragon.Soon you see the film
change as you learn Pete has been growing up in the woods under the watchful of
dragon he named Elliot.This scene in
the forest are very reminiscent of Mowgli and the animals in THE
JUNGLE BOOK that was released earlier this year.Soon after the plot changes again as Pete and
Elliot learn about the world just outside of the forest.
The animators did a great job of bringing Elliot to life
through CGI.When he is first introduced
you notice the fur and the forest colours in it, but as the movie goes on you
begin to recognize the facial features and characteristics of the 1977 animated
version of Elliot.They also kept the
time frame the same with the use of station wagons, pickup trucks and corded
telephones from that era.
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 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.
We think this film is a great way to spend some family time,
not only to see the film, but also to learn about the importance of trees and