“Holly On Hollywood”
by Holly McClure
“Pete’s Dragon” is a delightful fantasy adventure about a young orphaned boy named Pete (Oakes Fegley), who was raised in a forest by a friendly green dragon named Elliott. The two enjoy their secret life together until they’re spotted by Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), a forest ranger whose father (Robert Redford) swore that he saw the same dragon when he was a boy. Soon others are after Elliott in hopes of capturing the green dragon that can magically disappear.
The PG rating is for a few intense…
…chase scenes, a car crash and one dramatic scene on a bridge. Elliott isn’t scary looking, he’s a big, green, lovable, shaggy, puppy-dog-looking dragon, who loves Pete and passionately protects him from any harm. Their sweet and playful relationship reminded me of a cross between “Jungle Book” and “E.T.” My favorite scene is the two of them playing hide-and-seek in the forest.
Director David Lowery has created an original masterpiece that will delight all ages. This re-imagined version illustrates the power of love and the strength and value of family, with a surprising and satisfying ending.
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!