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Pete's Dragon [DVD] [2016]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1137 out of 1161)

    Special Features


    • Making Magic - discover fun facts about what went into designing this spectacular, lovable dragon.

    Synopsis


    Pete's Dragon
    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

    Cast & Crew


    • Bryce Dallas Howard
      Bryce Dallas Howard - Grace
    • Robert Redford
      Robert Redford - Meacham
    • Oakes Fegley
      Oakes Fegley - Pete
    • Oona Laurence
      Oona Laurence - Natalie
    • Wes Bentley
      Wes Bentley - Jack



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1161 reviews

    98%
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    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      New inst Always better! Forgettable film!

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      Waszak1977
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      Being an adult who used to watch Pete's Dragon so much that I wore out the VHS tape when I was a kid, I found this film to be pretty disappointing. I have a 180" Scrren at home with Projector & 7.1 surround with Buttkicker Transducer system. I can say 100% that the audio and visuals were beautiful & powerful. What the film lacked was heart and story! 3 Stars is average, 2 is consider "Fair" and that's ALL this film was. Its totally forgettable. To me it wasn't petty things like adding hair to Eliot that some people have brought up, but the fact that the original was an amazing musical! The songs were spectacular and I strongly believe Disney got this one wrong. The jump to take classics and make them live action is ok if done correctly. Even Baloo in the Jungle book live action had a bit of some singing. The original revolved around this "adopted" orphan turned slave (for lack of better words) who met an amazing lighthouse keeper suffering her own agony that still took in this child claiming to have seen the very dragon that drove her father into drinking constantly. I'll stop there... Chances are if you watch the original first it will ruin the new one. I expected to see something along the older story just with a few changes.. The light house keeper is a forest ranger? NOPE! The vilified family relentlessly chasing the boy because "We got a Bill that says right here, that says he belongs to us!" Didn't exist in the new petes dragon. Not even the Dragon could do a murmur type talk... Brr brr br brrrp? Thumbs down. Im sorry, but this did no justice to the original. I don't recommend. I want to make it clear that had the original NOT ever exsisted that I still wouldn't give this film more that 2 (Fair) stars.. Again. Forgettable!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Worst movie Disney has made.

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      Denise
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      They destroyed my favorite childhood movie. The only part I liked was the last 2 minutes. The only positives I can come up with are: the little boy who played Pete did a very good job when there was nothing there to act with, I was able to believe he was interacting with Elliott. Also I think Elliott looked cute, he reminds me mostly of my cat but facial expressions of a dog. I also loved the scenery. That was it. The negatives: Elliott's invisibility was weird, it never looked quite right. The story was disjointed and never really made sense. All the fun, sweet, and funny parts are gone and nothing ever replaced it. I was prepared for a little different story line but there was nothing the same except Pete and Elliott. The beginning is traumatic, we knew Pete was an orphan, we NEVER needed to see why. That was so not needed. I didn't care for most of the other acting. So many possible story lines were started but then they were just dropped. There was next to no music and what they did give us was depressing. Just really disappointed since the original has always been my favorite of the older live -action/animated movies. I wanted to like this so the but I can't.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A worthy revisit of the original story

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      Milkman
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      You'd think Disney's live-action reboots of classic animated films might hit a bump in the road once in awhile, and although that may happen in the future, Pete's Dragon is not that bump. Featuring an all-star cast, with the child leads performing admirably, this version of Pete's Dragon confronts familial loss with sensitivity, while providing the entertainment value you might expect from a CG spectacle such as this. As spectacles go, this is more subdued than most, but when it is used it is utilized to good effect. More touching than the original animated film, Pete's Dragon is a worthy addition to any family library.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This is a very good product for the price.

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      chickncoop
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      I was amazed at the picture quality considering the resolution is 720 DPI. Also it is surprisingly light which makes it very portable. We purchased it for use in our RV but are using it upstairs in our house when we are not on the road. I can tuck it under my arm and easily climb the stairs with it. The DVD player is in the back but is quite easy to locate by touch. Make sure to insert the DVD with the label facing away from you. It is not Blue Ray but it works fine. I am very satisfied with the purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Not a real Pete's Dragon movie

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      Action
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      I was very excited when I first heard about Disney doing a remake of Pete's Dragon. I anxiously waited for it to come out. I did enjoy the movie, but not when comparing it to the original. In the original Elliott had a personality. In the remake, he's like a giant dog with wings. A "real-life" version of "How to Train Your Dragon". By itself, it was a decent movie. But when compared to it's roots, I was left disappointed. Fortunately, I still have the original to remember the "good ol' days."

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Surprisingly Great Movie

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      NYCMovieLuv
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      While I was growing up in the 1990s, the original Pete's Dragon from the '70s was on TV, and I didn't really enjoy it too much, so I wasn't expecting much from the new movie. However, I really loved this movie - the actors were all splendid, the score was nice, and the story was interesting. The pace was excellent. It's a great family movie, but definitely not corny. It's a sophisticated, heartwarming, enjoyable, family movie. Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A fetchingly worthy film - great entertainment.

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      cwlw
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      Disney has another winner – this Fantasy is a story about a Green Dragon named Elliott who is best friends with Pete – an 8 year-old-boy. It’s a delightful and “fun” view for the entire family and, it’s also a big kid’s adventure movie that could be a celebration of our world and what’s around us – perhaps you will agree it is that way after you have seen this fetchingly worthy film

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      much better than expected

      Posted
      GreaterThanDiNozzo
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      I was a bit skeptical about a live action adaptation of Disney's old animation-live action hybrid, but it's been extensively re-worked here and while the basic story premise isn't the most original (child protecting unusual creature from militarized authorities and would be exploitation profiteers), director David Lowery brings his indie film sensibility and style of impressive cinematography to make this film worth your family's time.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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