Now, I know over the past couple months I've encouraged you guys to get out there and see Pete's Dragon when it came into theaters August 12th. I went to see it with my hubster & boys this weekend, and I'm pretty sure I won't be able to find the right words to explain how you need to go see this movie!
When I was a little girl and saw the original Pete's Dragon, I was 8 yrs old, and hoped that Elliot would come live with me next. I was going through a lot back then, and thought a dragon only visible to me would be an amazing comfort!
Can I be honest here, as soon as the movie started and the audience is introduced to Elliot, I started crying. hahaha Pitiful I know, but I think I could still use an Elliot sometimes.
From beginning to end, this movie was wonderful. There wasn't a lull in the storyline, and the acting was terrific! I absolutely loved Elliot in this movie. I was glad they decided to go with a fuzzy Elliot instead of one with scales. He was extremely lovable!
Pete's Dragon is a must see family movie! If you're prone to tears at sweet movies, bring a tissue or two. I cried at the end and so did my husband! Neither of my boys cried, but they don't really count. hahaha They're 17 and 13. Silly non-crying boys. What do they know anyhow? hahahaha
If you have really little ones, I'd say under 5, I'd see the movie first before taking them. I know some kids that young might get scared during movies, but every child is different. It's not a scary movie, it's just how kids understand things and process what they see in their minds.
In the meantime, watch these two funny videos starring Bryce Dallas Howard!