Pete's Dragon

Pete's Dragon

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For years, Mr. Meacham has told tales of the fierce dragon deep in the woods. To his daughter, Grace, these stories are little more than tall tales, until she meets Pete. Pete is a mysterious ten-year-old with no family who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliot.
Edition: DVD.
Branch Call Number: 791.43 PETE'S
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
digital,optical,stereo,Dolby Digital 2.0
widescreen (2.39:1),24 fps
video file,DVD video,Region 1
Alternative Title: Disney Pete's dragon


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Aug 02, 2020

Not bad but there’s nothing compelling. The idea doesn’t feel original after Tarzan and Mogli. Mogli CGI was really nice. This one is forgettable.

Jul 10, 2019

Pete’s Dragon is one of the most heartfelt movies that I have ever seen; from the beginning to the end, I was in tears of both sadness and joy. Speaking from my own perspective, I feel that this is an underrated Disney movie, and deserves more attention. Pete’s Dragon has a sincere and heartfelt meaning, and that is the importance of family and friendship, especially the bond between a human and an animal. It was absolutely beautiful to witness a friendship developing between Pete and Elliot; the compassion that these two characters have for each other is so genuine, it is definitely worth watching. Although I am in awe of this movie, and I know exactly how the storyline goes, it can be quite saddening, which is why I do not watch it as often as other Disney movies. Despite the tears that may be shed, this is a movie that can be watched by anyone of any age, especially during family nights. 5/5 stars
@roselilly04 of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Pete’s Dragon is one of my new favourite movies! It’s a cute little movie about a boy (named Pete) who ends up being raised by a friendly dragon. One day Pete is discovered in the forest, and the rest of the movie follows the adventure he goes on by being raised by a new family, but still wanting to stay with his dragon. I feel this is a great movie for anyone of all ages who wants to watch something that will make you feel good after watching it. I would recommend this movie to anyone and everyone of all ages (although there may be a few scenes that are a little scary for young children). Overall, Pete’s Dragon is a fantastic movie that I would easily watch again.
@novelidea of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Pete’s Dragon is an amazing movie! I first watched it in the theatre and I fell in love with it. I love the whole plot and theme and everything about it. This movie was a very emotional one, it took you on an emotional roller coaster. There were parts that made you laugh, parts that made you cry and parts that made you angry. I loved the relationship between Pete and his dragon, it was truly heart-melting. My favorite part was when Pete saved Eliot, helped him get out of captivity and back into the wild. This movie truly touched my heart. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. I recommend this movie to everybody of all ages. This is one of the best Disney movies out there. 5/5.
@TheBookWorm of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board.

May 05, 2019

Well made family movie with "typical" acting performances for a family movie. But it doesn't take away from the story. The main actor, Oakes Fegley [Pete], did a great job communicating with facial emotions as well as reaction to objects foreign to him. Personally, I thought the child-actors did a better job than the adults.
Themes address greed and profit at the detriment to leaving beautiful thing in peace, so children should be a mature enough to understand or they may find the movie confusing, scary or boring. Children should also be able to understand empathy and why animals lash out aggressively in fear.
There are great scenes of love and fun between Pete and the dragon. I thought there was a good balance of the positive and negative to tell this story. It’s a friendlier fantasy story with no poor language than much of what is on offer for children these days

gingerbee8 Mar 30, 2019

Very disappointing. This could have been great but instead focused the story on the issues of the adults. Very poorly scripted with a huge lack of communication all around, failing to advance the story line, resulting in neither story line being filled out, just kept flipping back and forth between Pete and the adults but not really going anywhere. Not much dragon action, either. Hope the next attempt at this tale in another 20 years is better.

Mar 06, 2019

A good family's movie. Was not disappointed in it.

Jun 14, 2018

After his parents are killed in a car accident, a young boy named Pete (Oakes Fegley) finds an unlikely caregiver in the form of a dragon (whom he dubs "Elliot") living in a forest in the Pacific Northwest. Years later, a forest ranger (Bryce Dallas Howard) discovers Pete and takes him in, but his attempts to adjust to a normal life are complicated by a man (Karl Urban) who wants to hunt down Elliot. Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence, and Robert Redford co-star. Directed by David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints), Pete's Dragon is a remake of the 1977 children's movie of the same name. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

Jun 14, 2018

Director David Lowery pours the Disney syrup thick and sticky all over this overtly sentimental reboot of the 1977 non-classic, but he does so with such manipulative skill—not to mention awesome CGI effects—that he manages to keep things just this side of mawkish. Cute cherubs wise beyond their years, doltish authorities who don’t have a clue, and a few grownups who desperately want to BELIEVE again (Robert Redford approaching rock bottom as an affable old grandfather) round out the usual suspects in this kind of production while the loveable fur-covered dragon hovers somewhere between a slobbering puppy (he chases his own tail and snaps at butterflies!) and a big lime-coloured chesterfield. Thankfully the Pacific Northwest scenery, played by New Zealand, is pretty to look at and the action moves along at a fair clip despite an intrusive orchestral score that insists we laugh or cry at just the right moments. Steadfastly inoffensive (unless you work in the logging industry) with smiles and happy endings all around, this is definitely one for the single-digit age group—after all, who wouldn’t want their very own dragon?!

Not quite as offensive, but somehow it's even more boring than the original one.

Dec 04, 2017

Great movie.

Dec 02, 2017

a good movie. i love eliot! i love pete! i love it all! ok, maby not all...the ending had me a bit teary eyed but don't get me wrong! it's still a good movie and ending!

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