Review Pete’s Dragon Disney Movie
“Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. “Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard(“Jurassic World”), Oakes Fegley (“This is Where I Leave You”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Karl Urban(“Star Trek”), Oona Laurence (“Southpaw”) and Oscar® winner Robert Redford (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”). The film, which is directed by David Lowery (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”), is written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a story by Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field.
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 Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old 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.
The album features 3 original songs written for the film, including the end credit track “Something Wild” by electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling featuring Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, “Nobody Knows” performed by the Lumineers, plus “The Dragon Song” performed by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. The original score was composed by Daniel Hart (“Tumbledown,” “Comet”). Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.
Parents should be aware that their are scary-looking adults and angry townsfolk verbally threaten a child with violence and chase him. Slapstick-style comedy depicts property damage and people being knocked over or run down and falling into sticky substances. Kidnapping (and dragon-napping) is attempted. A character is stuffed in a sack, while others are trapped in nets and tangled in ropes. A harpoon cannon is used to try and kill a character. Main characters are frequently depicted as intoxicated, and their drunken actions are played for comedy. A dragon also tastes alcohol, and then burps fire that singes a couple of men. Sailors are shown in peril during a storm at sea.
Ms. Jensen is a leading advocate for families and children and was the founder and president of ACES, The Association for Children for Enforcement of Support.
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