Pete's Dragon

2016

Adventure / Family / Fantasy

Synopsis


Uploaded By: FREEMAN
Downloaded 777,296 times
November 16, 2016 at 04:06 PM

Director

Cast

Wes Bentley as Jack
Karl Urban as Gavin
Robert Redford as Meacham
720p 1080p
758.71 MB
1280*720
English
PG
23.976 fps
1hr 43 min
P/S 66 / 910
1.57 GB
1920*1080
English
PG
23.976 fps
1hr 43 min
P/S 73 / 817

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by samyoung-82648 3 / 10

I really wanted to like this movie

This movie was a major let down. I really like movies with heart. However, this movie just reeks of bad acting, terrible dialog and weak story telling.

Robert Redford was unbelievably bad. His acting came across as insincere and his dialog was stiff. Dallas Bryce Howard was much better in this movie than Redford. However, the way she engaged the young boy (Pete) was more like a textbook than what I would expect someone to do.

This movie ultimately fails because the acting isn't genuine and the dialog is just plain terrible. It achieves feel good, but, it insults the intelligence of the audience. The Jungle Book was much better dialog. Don't talk down to kids. They are not stupid.

I hope Disney take more risks like this. However, they need to tighten up the dialog and acting a lot.

Ultimately, this movie is more like a C grade TV show. They need less insulting of the audience's intelligence.

Reviewed by Peter Lewys Preston 9 / 10

Magical

I thoroughly enjoyed 'Pete's Dragon' because it made me remember that there is magic if you dare to believe!

To be fair, there were a few things that were not too great (like some of the actors), but for some reason I could see beyond that. Thanks to the beautiful story itself, the magnificent cinematography, the lifelike CGI animation of Elliot (the dragon) and the superb acting of Oakes Fegley as Pete.

David Lowery did a good job directing the movie, and casting Robert Redford as Meacham was a smart choice.

I can only recommend this movie - and not only to families and kids, but to everybody who's open to fairy tales and magic.

Reviewed by marko-kacanski 4 / 10

Looks great, feels fake

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.

Read more IMDb reviews

133 Comments

Be the first to leave a comment