In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists find that their lives will never be the same.
Pete, a boy, is found in a forest. Apparently he's been living there for six years after an accident took the lives of his parents. A ranger named Grace decides to take him in and when she asks him how he survived all by himself, he says he had a friend, Elliot, with him. He draws a picture of Elliot and it's a picture of a dragon. Grace takes the picture to her father who claims that years ago, he encountered a dragon in the forest. Grace takes Pete back to the forest and he shows them where he lives and Elliot. A man sees Elliot and when he tells about his experience and is not believed, he sets out to prove it by capturing the dragon.Written by
Walt Disney Pictures' third live-action adaption of an animated classic to be a remake/reboot after Cinderella (2015) and The Jungle Book (2016), the prior of which is released in 2016. This does not include Alice in Wonderland (2010) which was completely different and not based on the original animated classic in 1951. See more »
Around 01:25:02, Elliott lands at around 100 meters in front of the pickup. Two shots later, he's around 20 meters of the pickup. See more »
I thoroughly enjoyed 'Pete's Dragon' because it made me remember that there is magic if you dare to believe!
To be fair, there were a few things that were not too great (like some of the actors), but for some reason I could see beyond that. Thanks to the beautiful story itself, the magnificent cinematography, the lifelike CGI animation of Elliot (the dragon) and the superb acting of Oakes Fegley as Pete.
David Lowery did a good job directing the movie, and casting Robert Redford as Meacham was a smart choice.
I can only recommend this movie - and not only to families and kids, but to everybody who's open to fairy tales and magic.
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