Pete’s Dragon Movie Review

Reviewed by Lori Aliprando, Contributor writer



I took my 10 year old son to see Pete’s Dragon last week. I was expecting the Pete’s Dragon from Walt Disney when I was growing up. In this movie they stayed with the same storyline as the original. The movie had some exciting moments but it also had quite a few sad scenes. I asked my son how he felt about the movie and he said, “I cried twice. It was a good movie but it was sad.”

So for my review I would say it was good movie. It was a movie for children but it is an emotional movie. As an adult I was teary eyed myself. I would say it’s for children but bring some tissues you’re going to see some tears.


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-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. Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.

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