One of the better children's movies I've seen in years. The soundtrack choices are inspired, and Bryce Dallas Howard is a brilliant stand-in for the Helen Reddy character. Generally, something's missing. And there doesn't seem to be much use for either Bentley or Urban (though in both cases their beauty calls attention to itself in ways that make them seem more important than they are).
Niente di nuovo, un classico Disney. Un film d'animazione con una bella colonna sonora, un design innovativo per un drago, lontano dai soliti con scaglie e lunghe file di denti. La storia è facile da indovinare, ma emoziona comunque. Pete è un Mowgli 2.0 con denti perfetti e nemmeno un graffio nonostante la vita selvaggia nei boschi. Ha una morale e un lieto fine. Si lascia guardare così come Elliot si lascia amare.
There is an efficiency to this which is satisfying but only insofar as it exists in a family film. It's competent and technically sound but never misses a beat, in a pejorative. I am glad kids will see it but also cautious now, knowing of Ghost, that it serves mostly to allow Lowery to do a personal project. Lovely but safe 2.5
A present day example of what we call Disney magic. David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints) makes the shift into family entertainment with this quite remarkable remake of a lesser 70's Disney entry. Old fashioned and manipulative in part...sure, but when the formula works...it works. Well cast especially young Oakes Fegley who is aces throughout. Put the cynic inside you aside and enjoy.
"Pete's Dragon" is a remake with its heart in the right place: "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" director David Lowery graduates to the Disney big leagues while still retaining some of the visual poetry of his earlier films, and it's clear he's a student of the Amblin tradition. But the characters here feel so underdeveloped that all the attempts at heart-tugging, "E.T"-style moments land with a thud rather than tears.
An excellent example of a family film, begins tense and immediately in the first minute in the movie happens the plot twist that makes us follow the film more carefully. Dragon is designed to the last detail and in some ways it behaves like a cat, 5 stars for the dragon, 4 stars for the film.
Arriver à nous faire regretter l'un des pires Disney : voilà une belle réussite pour le film de David Lowery. Cette sucrerie sentimentale, qui dégouline de bons sentiments surannés, qui multiplie les incohérences, les personnages creux, les dialogues débiles, se révèle plus lourde qu'un cake sans levure. La boule de poils verte est décidément indigeste au possible.