The Worst Film Ever
Good movie but grossly overrated
it is finally so absorbing because it plays like a lyrical road odyssey that’s also a detective story.
Close shines in drama with strong language, adult themes.
One of my earliest movie memories was seeing Pete's Dragon on the big screen (my second big film in a theater, Jaws being the first) at Radio City Music Hall no less w/the Rockettes. It'd probably make for the mother of all screenings but that wasn't the case. Even at the age of eight, I knew Pete's Dragon was just a'ight. So fast forward more than 35 years & now a film w/same title comes out & I feel strangely unresponsive. They can only go up w/a new adaptation so why am I not more excited than I should be. After watching it, I can see why this film didn't leave a mark the way you'd think the mouse house would. Disney is raiding their animated back catalogue & keep coming up aces w/their live action remakes (I can't wait for the Song of the South remake...Samuel L. Jackson as Uncle Remus, anyone?). So by telling a tale that is both whimsical & a critique of non-environmentalism, what are we left with but an earnest yarn that goes nowhere. Not even the new tunes improve things much. At this point, I would think so far out of the box that the result would definitely raise an eyebrow. Give Terence Malick a tenth of this remake's budget & let him go to town...I'm there.
Pete's DragonAn appreciative homage and throwback to all those early Disney features that meddled with such beasts and monsters in their self-created fragile world. The feature has the heart is in the right place in here but the emotions it draws out isn't something new that may bedazzle or mesmerize the audience contradictory to the expectations. The technical aspects like background score and vfx could have been a lot better if supervised properly. On terms of writing, it offers a wafer thin script that is saved by the performance and execution for it loses its track within its first few minutes and never lifts up. David Lowery is the saviour of this sinking ship that helps the viewers survive the journey with the perfect editing and stunning colourful visuals. The performance is decent by Oakes Fegley and is supported with a good cast like Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard and Karl Urban. As such animated feature (the premise is similar to it) requires, the tiny rich details is the missing puzzle that fails to connect this character driven feature with the audience. Pete's Dragon is a feasible pet but not worthy of the time and the suffering that it takes to appreciate its art which too is familiar to the viewers.
It had an orphan named Pete and a dragon named Elliot and nothing else. This isn't a remake it's a new movie that copied a story about an orphan named Pete and his dragon. The pretentious Hollywood writers (who must be to young to know we didn't wear seat belts in 1983, or that if air breaks lose pressure they actually set) should've changed Pete and Elliott's name and called this movie something else. The original, that had to use a drawn in dragon, stomped all over this movie. What a disappointment.
Try not to spoil it but its a brilliant film. It has a bit of resemblance to the 70's film only this takes place in the 1980's. Its got some very good characters, the CGI was done just as well as Jungle Book 2016. There is not much songs compared to the old version which is a little sad, however its got a very emotional and fun side to it all. I recommend buying this and watching. It really is a good film and its plot it good. There are also some funny scenes which even made me laugh. The plot was also very good.