Diana Vacc sees “Pete’s Dragon”


by Diana Vaccarelli

*If you haven’t viewed this film yet be warned this review may contain spoilers!*

With the summer blockbuster season coming to an end I had the opportunity to see Pete’s Dragon.  Pete’s Dragon tells the story of orphaned boy Pete and his Dragon Elliot and the true meaning of family.


  • The writing was flawless.  How David Lowery and Toby Halbrooks show the relationship between Pete and Elliot is amazing. Even though one is human and the other a Dragon you get the full sense that they are a family and love one another.
  • The performances by Bryce Dallas Howard as Grace and Oakes Fegley as Pete tug at heart throughout the whole film.
  • The special effects create the most original take on a Dragon that I have ever seen.


  • This film in my opinion is flawless.  There is nothing bad to say with regards to this movie.


If you want a great family film that shows the true meaning of family then this film is for you.

Go, Pete and Elliot!

Diana Vaccarelli is the TVWriter™ Critic-at-Large and, in case you haven’t noticed, a HUGE Outlander fan. Learn more about her HERE