Pete, a boy is found in a forest. Apparently he's been living there for six years after an accident took his parents. A ranger named Grace decides to take him in and when she asks him how he survived all by himself, he says he had a friend, Elliot, with him. He draws a picture of Elliot and it's a picture of a dragon. Grace takes the picture to her father who claims that years ago, he encountered a dragon in the forest. Grace takes Pete back to the forest and he shows them where he lives and Elliot. A man saw Elliot and when he tells about his experience and is not believed, he sets out to prove it by capturing the dragon.Written by
Oakes Fegley went through four auditions before finally being cast as Pete. See more »
Grace tells Pete she was "not much older" than him when her mother died. Later in the film, her father says that Grace was "maybe 5 or 6, just before [her] mother died", whereas Pete is about 11. However, Grace actually meant that she lost her mother at about the same age Pete lost his parents. Pete was 5 when that happened (and by that point Grace already knew that), so she was correct. See more »
I thoroughly enjoyed 'Pete's Dragon' because it made me remember that there is magic if you dare to believe!
To be fair, there were a few things that were not too great (like some of the actors), but for some reason I could see beyond that. Thanks to the beautiful story itself, the magnificent cinematography, the lifelike CGI animation of Elliot (the dragon) and the superb acting of Oakes Fegley as Pete.
David Lowery did a good job directing the movie, and casting Robert Redford as Meacham was a smart choice.
I can only recommend this movie - and not only to families and kids, but to everybody who's open to fairy tales and magic.
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