Pete's Dragon - Screen Fantastique film review
Reviewed by: Mark Geraghty
Review date: September 13, 2016
Pete’s Dragon, the latest Disney animated classic to undergo a live-action transformation, fails to make the impact that might be expected from a film whose central character is a 60 foot dragon. At some point Disney was going to have an off-day with its ongoing series of live-action adaptations of their back catalogue of hand-drawn treasures and, unfortunately, Director David Lowery has been the person to deliver the studio its first sub-par adaptation effort. What brings the problems of Pete’s Dragon into such sharp focus is the comparison that audiences are in a position to make with this year’s other Disney adaptation, the worldwide blockbuster The Jungle Book. At the centre of the film’s problems are the film’s adult characters; all of whom appear badly miscast in their respective roles.
Pete’s Dragon is out in cinemas around the country in September 16, 2016