Epic tale of Pete and his dragon

Friday August 12, 2016 Written by Published in Entertainment
American child actor Oakes Fegley plays a pivotal role in the movie Pete’s Dragon. 16081214 American child actor Oakes Fegley plays a pivotal role in the movie Pete’s Dragon. 16081214

IT’S BEEN a great week! Fiji won their first-ever Olympic medal, and it turned out to be gold, As a result, I have to say I indulged myself in pretty much opposite of everything my trainer would recommend.


One thing is for sure: some really tough sessions await me at the gym. I’ll do my best to give it my all, because as they say, “no pain, no gain.”

Anyway, it’s been pretty quiet at the cinemas this week.

Empire Cinema choose not to release any new movies on Thursday and opted to show the great Suicide Squad, Jason Bourne and Lights Out before releasing Pete’s Dragon last night.

I had no time to watch and review this movie in time for today’s column but it looked great in the trailers.

Pete’s Dragon is an American 3D live action fantasy adventure drama film directed by David Lowery and a remake of the 1977 film of the same name.

It’s a story about Pete (Oakes Fegley), a 10-year-old orphan, who says he lives in the woods with a giant, friendly dragon.

In the trailers, Pete seems to have been lost in  the forest for years before being found and adopted by a family.

His stories about his dragon friend are considered to be fantasies until his supposed foster family discovers the startling truth behind those tales.

In the 1977 movie, Pete’s Dragon revolves around a boy (Pete) from a small fishing community whose only friend is a dragon named Elliott.

Elliot, apparently, acts as his protector and is generally visible only to Pete, and occasionally lands him in trouble with the locals.

Fast forward to a new generation and the latest Pete’s Dragon is expected to be a thriller.

Infused with the latest and greatest computer generated graphics technology, Pete’s Dragon is expected to be a feast to the eyes and it will probably be much better than its original version.

A movie of this magnitude could be expected to be a box office hit with people of all ages.

The great thing about making universal movies such as this is one is that they are suitable for all ages and everyone from toddlers to grannies won’t want to miss out.

In fact Pete’s Dragon is guaranteed a vast audience of movie goers who appreciate the chance to see some real entertainment.

All indications are that it is a real family movie, with elegant cinematography supported by a great music score which will keep you at the edge of your seat.    

And remember, Disney Movies hardly ever fail to deliver.

I’m looking forward to checking this one out this weekend.

See you at the movies!

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