Petes Dragon

Petes Dragon

by Ben Johnson
(Perth, Australia)

It has been probably twenty years since I saw Petes Dragon. I think that it was actually a new release movie, at the time.

I don't remember a lot about it, but I remember a cartoon dragon and a real life boy, in the same movie. I thought the special effects were awesome, at that point.

I'm not sure why I'm posting a review about a movie that I don't remember, but I do remember that I liked It (when I was 10) and I think that Mickey Rooney was in it. I loved the idea of having not only a PET dragon, but also a pet CARTOON dragon.

There was something really feelgood about it and for a kids show about pets/friendship, etc I would highly recommend it. There are not a lot of movies that stay with you for twenty years but even after you don't remember the storyline, you can still recommend.

I put this feelgood/feelsad/friendship/kids movie about pets in the same basket to recommend, as:

  • Neverending story -- Another kid with a pet dragon in a fantasy world governed by the written words in an addictive book that comes true as you read it.

  • Storm Boy -- A book by Colin Tielle, turned into a movie about a kid with a pet pelican that he trains.

And to add one more, I highly recommend the newest movie, How to train your dragon. I absolutely loved this animated 2010 movie about a viking boy that finds a better way to control the dragon "problem" in his village, without "becoming a man" and killing everything with scales or wings. He starts as the geeky little kid that is the laughing stock of the whole village and things just go from there. I loved it, watched it twice at the cinemas in two days and as far as pet-movies go, it is awesome in every way. Go and find that one.

I have not seen the first three you recommend but a few days ago I saw How to train your dragon and I loved it. I actually saw it twice in two days, like you did. The movie is so great! I loved the story, the animation, I loved everything about it.

This is the movie I can definitely recommend to everyone. You will have a lot of fun watching it!

A movie in which Gerard Butler is one of the actors (voice of Stoick, the village chief) can not be bad, right girls?

DVD will be released mid October this year.

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