Disney’s PETE’S DRAGON Movie Review in Theaters 8/12 #PetesDragonEvent

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Disney’s PETE’S DRAGON Movie Review in Theaters 8/12 #PetesDragonEvent

Pete's Dragon Movie Poster

 

During my recent to LA for the #PetesDragonEvent, I had the opportunity to attend the Green Carpet Movie Premiere of Pete’s Dragon. If you missed my thoughts on My First Movie Premiere make sure to head on over and check it out.

Personal petes dragon movie premiere picture

One of my favorite things about attending the #PetesDragonEvent was getting to see Pete’s Dragon before it came out in theaters tomorrow. I love the original film from 1977 and couldn’t wait to see how Disney had re-imagined the story of Pete and Elliot. The story is completely different from the original but Disney has done an amazing job with this re-imagined story and bringing Elliot to life.

Oakes Fegley is Pete in Disney's PETE'S DRAGON, the story of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon.

Oakes Fegley is Pete in Disney’s PETE’S DRAGON, the story of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon.

We attended the movie premiere at the El Capitan Theatre and the next day we got a tour of the theatre. One of my favorite parts was seeing the curtain opening that will be playing at The El Capitan Theatre before every screening of Pete’s Dragon. I have a sneak peek for your enjoyment below.

Pete’s Dragon Synopsis

“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-yearold 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. ” Credit – Disney

Robert Redford is Mr. Meacham, an old wood carver who delights local children with tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods nearby in Disney's PETE'S DRAGON.

Robert Redford is Mr. Meacham, an old wood carver who delights local children with tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods nearby in Disney’s PETE’S DRAGON.

I instantly fell in love with Elliot and the magic of Disney truly makes him feel real. The film has a strong focus on family and what it takes to find your family and be at home with those you love. I was truly captivated by the story and know that everyone can relate to having a family, even one you make up of friends.

Bryce Dallas Howard is Grace, Wes Bentley is Jack Oakes Fegley is Pete and Oona Laurence is Natalie in Disney's PETE'S DRAGON, the adventure of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot who just happens to be a dragon.

Bryce Dallas Howard is Grace, Wes Bentley is Jack Oakes Fegley is Pete and Oona Laurence is Natalie in Disney’s PETE’S DRAGON, the adventure of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot who just happens to be a dragon.

This movie will quickly become a favorite of children of this generation and even adults will fall in love with Elliot. I don’t believe anyone can leave the theater and not believe that dragons are real. This film captured my heart and the whole theater was wrapped up in the story the whole time.

Oakes Fegley is Pete and Oona Laurence is Natalie in Disney's PETE'S DRAGON, the story of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon.

Oakes Fegley is Pete and Oona Laurence is Natalie in Disney’s PETE’S DRAGON, the story of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon.

Pete’s Dragon is rated PG for action, peril and brief danger. There are a few intense scenes that may be a litle scary for really young children but they are brief and not graphic.

Pete’s Dragon opens in theaters everywhere tomorrow, August 12th.

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  1. says

    Thanks for the review. Our kids love going to the movies. We have a few weeks left of Summer in the north east, so this will be a perfect day out.

  2. says

    My family and I enjoyed the original film and we have plans to watch this version together. It would be such fun discussing the movie afterward and rehashing our favorite parts of each film. We decided to wait until after school is back in session as we are all so busy preparing for that at the moment.

  3. says

    I just saw Bryce Dallas Howard on a TV Show to talk about the movie, and it looked really good! It certainly brings back good memories of my childhood.

  4. CourtneyLynne says

    Omg my daughter and I cannot wait to see this movie!!!! It’s definetly going to be an epic One that’s for sure.

  5. says

    What an amazing time you must have had at the viewing. I have been wanting to see this with the kids and we can’t wait to. It looks like it’s going to be a great movie.

  6. says

    This sounds like such a sweet story. It’s awesome that you were able to see it early. I can’t wait to watch this one.

  7. says

    This really does sound like a great movie to check out. I Love that you were able to experience this and share with us all. I certainly think Pete’s Dragon will be a hit!

  8. Angelic Sinova says

    I loved Pete’s Dragon when I was a kid so I;m super excited to see this new version of it. I’m actually heading to Disney World on Sunday and am going to see Pete’s Dragon while I’m in Florida.

  9. Pam Wattenbarger says

    I really liked the original Pete’s Dragon movie. This looks like an awesome remake- and I don’t usually say that about remakes.

  10. says

    I have such mixed feelings about this movie! Elliot, for me, will always be a kind of goofy looking cartoon dragon. On the other hand, I want to see it because well- Disney.

  11. says

    I was a big fan of the original movie in the 70’s. I can’t image how much fun it’s going to be to see the new film with today’s technology.

  12. says

    I can’t wait to see Pete’s Dragon, my husband and I keep telling my kids about the original. I would love for them to see the original as well, but we can’t find it anywhere. We will be at the theater to see it, especially with the high temperatures we’re having.

    • GwendolynM says

      You can rent it online on Amazon or you can purchase it online at the Disney Store.

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