Pete's Dragon Review - Duxbury

Duxbury: It doesn’t take long for “Pete’s Dragon” to reveal itself as a Disney movie. The formula is right up front in the opening minutes. Four-year-old Pete, picture book in hand, is learning to read in the back seat of his parents’ car as they set off on a vacation in the woods of the Pacific Northwest (with New Zealand sitting in for Oregon). Suddenly there’s a deer on the road, then an accident, then — remember, it’s a Disney film — the requisite death of the parents, and soon terrified Pete is alone, running through the darkening woods, chased by hungry wolves.

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