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
Author: Phil Hobden