Sunday, August 14, 2016

Pete's Dragon

Writer/Director David Lowery’s Pete’s Dragon is an absolutely wonderful family adventure film.
Pete (Oakes Fegley) is orphaned in the wilderness at the age of 5, when his parents die in a car accident, and is nurtured by a big green dragon he names Elliott.

Six years later, when illegal loggers move into the area, he is found by a forest ranger (Dallas Bryce Howard) and befriends her young daughter Natalie (Oona Lawrence). 

Unfortunately, Pete and Elliot’s lair is discovered by the ranger’s greedy brother-in-law (Karl Urban) and the dragon’s life is endangered.

Pete and Oona have to work with her grandfather (Robert Redford) to save him.

The action is thrilling and the interplay of Pete, Elliott and the ranger’s family is sometimes tear-jerking. 

If you want to have a great time at the movies, see Pete’s Dragon.  I give it a 4.7 out of 5.

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