Thank you to Disney for having me as a guest at the World Premiere of Pete’s Dragon. Here is my Pete’s Dragon Spoiler Free Review.
10 Reasons to go see Pete’s Dragon
1.) Everyone deserves to have family, and how they define that is different for every person.
2.) Oakes Fegley as Pete is just real. They way he connects to Eliot brings the story to life.
3.) Robert Redford driving a big rig with a dragon on it pretty darn fun!
4.) Wes Bentley will surprise you. This isn’t a role you’re used to seeing him play.
5.) Bryce Dallas Howard loved the forest before she became involved in the film, and it shows.
6.) Oona Lawerence is the perfect Natalie, she understands Eliot and Pete.
7.) Karl Urban isn’t such a bad brother, after all.
8.) It’s action, it’s adventure, it’s full of hope.
9.) The best Disney films leave you feeling with more than you hoped for, and Pete’s Dragon goes beyond that.
10.) Because of a dragon named Eliot.
I loved Pete’s Dragon. As I child I watched the 1977 version with the animated dragon countless times, so it’s a story I’ve been looking forward to seeing again. The Disney magic is there. The scenery is breathtaking and the cast brings the story to life. We all may not have a dragon as our best friend, but that doesn’t stop Pete’s Dragon from being wonderfully relatable to us all. I loved the film, and am looking forward to seeing it again – for all of those moments I know I missed.
Pete’s Dragon just FEELS real. You’d never know that Eliot was CGI (or is he? I won’t tell) and the location of the film is just breathtaking. I know I left wishing I could play in the woods with my best friend, Eliot, all day.
Pete’s Dragon is a wonderful film, for all of the reasons I mentioned above and more.
Mom to Mom: There are some intense moments that might not be suitable for younger viewers, so if you have sensitive children, you may not want to bring them along with you to the film. I know my own children will adore Eliot, but there are parts of the film that may overwhelm them. Older children will have the opportunity to learn about some of the films values about empathy and courage.