Thursday, August 18, 2016

Pete's Dragon (2016)

Director: David Lowery. Cast: Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban. 103 min. Rated PG. Fantasy/Adventure.

As much as Pixar animators are pushing into adult territory, Disney is going back to what they reveled at in the old days: movies solely made for kids. But while there was nothing wrong with The Jungle Book remake and The BFG being entirely child-oriented, I was (unfortunately) feeling bored at times watching this remake, waiting through long conversations discussing whether there really was a dragon out there. And the movie's second half follows E.T.'s footsteps, point by point, including camera angles of people saying goodbye. Similar to how they treated Star Wars, Disney isn't adding much to the genre.

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