Monday, November 28, 2016

'Pete's Dragon' Blu-Ray Review

Our story opens with a family driving down the road. Pete (Levi Alexander) and his parents swerve to miss a deer but the car crashes. The impact kills his parents but Pete is able to get out of the car. He stumbles around and is surrounded by a pack of wolves. The wolves are frightened away by what appears to be a Dragon. Pete can't believe his eyes because it really is a Dragon and he eventually calls it Elliot (John Kassir).

Six years later Pete (Oakes Fegley) and Elliot have been living in a cave and seem to be doing quite well considering. Now Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) is telling some children the story of the dragon. Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard) overhears her father and becomes interested. You see Grace is a Forrest Ranger and thinks she might get lucky and spot the dragon sometime. Grace was walking in the woods one day and Pete spotted her. He followed her for awhile but then a lumberjack named Gavin (Karl Urban) comes on the scene so he holds back. Grace's fiancé Jack (Wes Bentley) and his daughter Natalie (Oona Laurence) also arrive to see what Gavin is doing. Gavin and Jack are brothers and Jack's not too happy that Gavin is out cutting down trees on his own.

Natalie spots Pete and follows him. The two climb a tree but Natalie almost falls out of the tree but is only scraped up. Pete tries to run away but hits his heads and is unconscious. They take him to the hospital but Pete runs away. Grace and Natalie go looking for Pete and eventually do find him. They take him in but Pete wants to be with Elliot.

This is pure Disney at its best. I'm not going to tell the ending, that you will have to see for yourself, but you better have some tissue around. Disney brings this wonderful story to Blu-Ray on November 29th, 2016. The quality of the Blu-Ray is excellent and the sights and sounds are exquisite. This is definitely one for that personal library. So don't waste any time and pick up a copy right away.