I attended the #PetesDragonEvent courtesy of Disney and all of my expenses were covered. However, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!
Disney’s PETE’S DRAGON Movie Review in Theaters 8/12 #PetesDragonEvent
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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