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Pete’s Dragon film review.

March 31, 2023
Pete’s Dragon film review.

If you’re looking for an exciting and heartwarming family movie, then you should definitely consider watching “Pete’s Dragon” this Sunday on BBC One! This 2016 reimagining of the 1977 Disney film takes advantage of cutting-edge CG technology to create a realistic yet charmingly cartoonish dragon named Elliot. Indie director David Lowery has given the Disney classic a fresh and exciting twist, inviting viewers to embrace the idea of a young boy and his dragon companion.

Boasting a star-studded cast, including Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, and Oakes Fegley, the movie garnered favorable reviews from critics and earned more than $143 million globally, despite having a production budget of $65 million. Pete’s Dragon also received several awards and nominations, including the Truly Moving Picture Award at the 2016 Heartland Film Festival, 4th place for Best Kids/Family Movie at the 2016 Golden Tomato Awards, and a nomination for Best Fantasy Film at the 2017 Saturn Awards.

The film tells the story of a young boy named Pete, who becomes lost in the woods after a car accident kills his parents. Pete manages to survive for years with only his dragon friend, Elliot, for company. When a forest ranger named Grace and her father discover Pete living in the woods, they learn the amazing truth about his survival and form a deep bond with both Pete and Elliot.

This movie is packed with thrilling action scenes, hilarious moments, and touching emotional beats that will appeal to both children and adults. The special effects used to bring Elliot to life are truly impressive, and the chemistry between the human and dragon characters is heartwarming and engaging.

“Pete’s Dragon” is a wonderful example of a family movie that can be enjoyed by viewers of all ages. It tells a beautiful story of friendship and belonging, with enough humor, drama-live, and excitement to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. So gather the family, grab some popcorn, and settle in for a magical adventure with Pete and Elliot.

Tune in to to watch Pete’s Dragon on BBC One, on Sunday the 2nd of April, at 17:00 CET.

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