14 August 2016

Pete's Dragon, 1977 - ★★½

The animated Elliot is nicely done and so is the invisible work but compositing was even harder to get right 40 years ago (incidentally I saw the 2D trailer for The BFG and things looked blended together much better than I remember). The whole film feels very dated and stagey. It may still appeal to children or those with nostalgic memories of earlier viewings but it's really lacking a lot and none of the songs add any magic.

August 14, 2016 at 08:11PM

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