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Pete's Dragon (film review)


Film: Pete's Dragon
Year: 2016
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Directed By: David Lowery
Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley
About:The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPOamb6d_20

My Rating:
Having never seen the original version of Pete's Dragon or the remake this was a film I felt I needed to see and was glad to see that it was on Netflix.

The movie is about a boy called Pete who after the death of his parents is saved by a dragon and lives in the forest with him for six years before being found out by a ranger. By doing so Pete tells them about his dragon Elliot and start to believe him after hunters try to capture him.

I found this film amazing and couldn't look away from the screen with a lot of emotion into the movie to make the audience love the dragon and hate the hunters who are coming for Elliot this film was acted brilliantly. When the ranger does find Pete I think it was a great decision to have had the ranger have a father who had also seen Elliot prior and was willing to let Pete express how he felt instead of trying to tell him that he was wrong. The CGI throughout this movie was also great and made the dragon seem very lifelike and could hardly tell that it was indeed CGI based, also having the dragon seem like a dog made me like the dragon even more as it seemed to be more innocent that way. I also thought that the ending was really sad and happy which I feel a lot of movies don't really do that well and made me feel like this movie left an impact about believing in things that you can't see and that not everything in which human's understand are bad.

I highly recommend this to people who are looking for a family movie and a Disney movie to watch also those who like dragons and are into fantasy films. This is a film I am so glad I had decided to watch and will definitely be watching again.

My Rating: 5/5

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