Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Pete's Dragon Review

Keep in mind that there will spoilers. Skip past the synopsis if you don't want to know the ending. 

Well, here we go again...Another favorite childhood classic of mine gets the Disney remake treatment. When will you learn, Disney? When will you learn??

Upon hearing the announcement for this film, I was immediately worried. For one, you have to understand that Pete's Dragon is an extremely silly movie. I mean, it's really great, but still silly. The main plot centers around an orphan boy who is running away from his abusive "adopted" family with his pet green and purple dragon named Elliot. He then goes to a town called  Passamaquoddy where a evil conman who sells faulty medicines wants to capture and kill Elliot so he can use his various body parts to put in his remedies. All the while, its a musical. So you can see what I mean when I say it's kinda silly. As a result, I wondered how it would be possible to adapt such a film to today's audience. Did this remake succeed in making a serious and current take on the Pete's Dragon story? Or did it fail in more ways than one?