Thursday, August 11, 2016

PETE'S DRAGON (A-)

The BFD.  Disney once again comes up aces on their 2016 double-down, live-action remake campaign – turning PETE’S DRAGON in to the nostalgically tender ying to THE JUNGLE BOOK’s engagingly energetic yang.  It’s a brilliantly envisioned, wooded world of friendship, family and fun that benefits greatly from its genuinely heartfelt small town charm.  Subtle and substantial in all the right places, this boy-meets-dragon flick soars with some of the best of the year.  It’ll pull on your heart strings, tickle your funny bone and make you believe.  My family loved it and yours will too (my wife and I may or may not have shed a few tears.  May. It’s totally may – I wept like a baby.  There…happy?!).  This latest iteration of PETE’S DRAGON may stray from the song-heavy, cartoon dragon formula of the late 70’s original, but like that movie to you, this is sure to be a beloved classic your children will hold on to for years…

Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Karl Urban, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence and Wes Bentley
Directed by: David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints)
Rated: PG
Running time: 1hr. 30min.
Story: A reimagining of Disney's cherished family film.

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