I'm not sure how you can make a story about a dragon boring, but they did with this movie. From the soundtrack to the cinematography, to the acting and storyline, I've honestly seen better movies on Lifetime. My kids fell asleep about halfway through it and I suffered through the predictable storyline and cringe worthy "feel good" moments. A Disney movie about a dragon should inspire the imagination, excite us, surprise us, and touch our hearts. This movie fell short in all areas. The last ten minutes of the movie are worth seeing but the lead up to those moments takes far too long. A concentration on better humor to break the nonstop sentimental expression would have gone a long way with this movie. I love fantasy and adventure movies and hopes to share a great evening with the kids. Unfortunately we fell asleep at an overpriced B rated movie.
Pete's Dragon (2016) 1080p YIFY Movie
Pete's Dragon (2016) 1080p
The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.
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The Synopsis for Pete's Dragon (2016) 1080p
Pete, a boy is found in a forest. Apparently he's been living there for six years after an accident took his parents. A ranger named Grace decides to take him in and when she asks him how he survived all by himself, he says he had a friend, Elliot, with him. He draws a picture of Elliot and it's a picture of a dragon. Grace takes the picture to her father who claims that years ago, he encountered a dragon in the forest. Grace takes Pete back to the forest and he shows them where he lives and Elliot. A man saw Elliot and when he tells about his experience and is not believed, he sets out to prove it by capturing the dragon.
The Director and Players for Pete's Dragon (2016) 1080p
The Reviews for Pete's Dragon (2016) 1080p
YawnReviewed byseigneurouVote: 2/10
This updated version wasn't quite what I was expecting, though surprisingly good. The dominant theme is friendship and family and they explore this through a rather subtle tension. Pete loves Elliot, but he also needs a family (which he finds in surrogate form through Bryce Dallas-Howard, her fiancé and his young daughter).
The threat feels shoehorned in, as Karl Urban's inexplicably vengeful logger decides to hunt down the dragon and do...well, he hasn't really thought that one through. It's a weak plot device that sells the story a little short, but is ultimately forgivable. I had a sizeable lump in my throat at several points in the film, and I'm not one for sentimentality. Director Lowery handles the emotion well, particularly through an inspired folksy soundtrack.
There are distinct shades of ET here, as a boy comes to terms with the impossibility of a critical friendship. Not a lot really happens in this movie, but what you get is well paced and thoughtful.
Well worth a watch.
I saw this at the recommendation of several critics whose opinions I respect, so perhaps I was expecting too much. Maybe it's just because I'm a 30 year old guy, and this is movie for children. However it may be, I was not moved nor entertained for the two hours of the running time.
The reason, in my opinion, why Pete's Dragon fails to connect with an audience is that it feels very, very fake. I'm from Serbia and I'm not an expert on small towns in the U.S. pacific northwest, so take this as you will, but to me, by the look of it, the story is supposed to be happening in 1970s. Police are driving those old boxy police cars, houses look like they belong in Rambo: First Blood, the clothes people are wearing are straight out of The Deer Hunter. Phones ring the old kind of ring, and no one in this town has a mobile phone, or even a computer, which I believe are commonplace even in smallest of towns. The whole place looks like they just recycled the first Rambo set, right down to the iconic bridge.
Having the plot set in the '70s is not a bad thing mind you! The problem with this is that characters behave in a very 2016 way towards each other. Adults have this distinctly modern attitude towards children for example: they treat them with respect and tact which came about only in recent ~20 years or so. Kids have the signature millennial snark. It's a bit hard to describe but just watch E.T. for example and you'll see how adults and children have completely different attitudes than in Pete's Dragon.
So everything looks like its 1975, but everyone behaves like its 2016 and the result of this is that the whole thing feels like it's a bunch of people acting. And that's the worst thing that can happen to a movie. It completely killed my immersion, and I believe not a lot of children will be able to connect with their counterparts on the screen for this very reason.
Not to be overly negative, the cinematography is top notch. Forrest shots look amazing, and all scenes are superbly composed. And Robert Redford acts circles around rest of the crew, even with the flat character he was given.
Bottom line, if you're looking for a good children's movie look elsewhere.