Re-imagined and filled with magic, Pete’s Dragon is a movie that warmed my heart!!!
Not only was it fun to watch but it also served as a sweet reminder that even though life can be filled with some heartache, it is also filled with hope and love. It also reminded me that love and friendship can be found where you least expect it, like with a dragon, and that the bond you share is part of what makes you family.
Of course, Pete’s Dragon also reinforces the notion that just because you can’t see it, it doesn’t mean it isn’t there…It is OK to believe (no matter how old you are). It is truly a film that your whole family can enjoy…I know mine has. The only bad thing is that we all end up wanting a dragon to call a friend and there are none out there…or are there?
Pete’s Dragon flies into theaters on August 12th!
“Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.