Petes Dragon (2016) – A Quick Capsule Review

Petes Dragon (2016) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The original Pete’s Dragon was never one of my favourite Disney films. It was okay.  But nothing more.  Considering how much success Disney have had of late with adapting their own animated to live action, I had high hopes they could deliver something better here.  Sadly however I was once again left with an overriding feeling of Meh!.  It’s nothing specific – the cast and effects are both good – but the film and it’s central story of a boy and his dragon just didn’t connect.  Was the same for my seven year old daughter also… let’s hope the upcoming adaptations are more successful. 

Best Bit: The Dragon is well realised

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Avoid

If You Liked this Try: Cinderella (2015), Beauty And Beast (2017), Pete’s Dragon

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Author: Phil Hobden

About Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden has been the Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK for the past four years. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN, as well as co-produced films such as UNARMED BUT DANGEROUS and groundbreaking single take horror CUT.