Sunday, March 26, 2017

Movie Review: **^Pete's Dragon (2016)

I just don't like this version of Pete's Dragon as much as the original, although the special effects are much better, and the dragon is much more realistic.  The story is almost totally different, other then a boy, lost in the woods is taken in by a dragon.  However when civilization encroaches, bad things are going to happen and things are going to change.  Pete (Oakes Fegley) is lost in the woods when his parents die in a car accident.  The dragon rescues him from wolves.
Meacham (Robert Redford) tells the story to the local kids of when he saw the dragon.  He is not believed.  Pete and the dragon have a nice life together for several years.  It isn't until the loggers reach their forest that things change.  A forest ranger, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard) discovers Pete, and takes him home.  Now the dragon is looking for Pete everywhere, and makes it to the village.  The loggers however are after the dragon, and eventually capture him.  So who is going to rescue the dragon in the end.
This is a movie of goodbye, which is hard sometimes.  However Pete does find a family, and so does the dragon.

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