Watch full petes dragon 2016 movie online. Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. With the help of Natalie, an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack owns the local lumber mill, forest ranger Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.
Pete’s Dragon is a very loose reworking. There are no songs and the setting is entirely different from the original’s coastal town, as is the young boy’s origin story. The only real similarity is the retention of a dragon and a Pete. In this version, Pete is a young boy whose parents are killed in a car crash while driving through an unnamed woody area in the north-west United States. Pete scuttles weeping into the woods and is almost eaten by wolves, but is instead rescued by a huge, fuzzy green dragon, whom he christens Elliott.
Thanks to Elliott’s ability to turn invisible and an awful lot of trees, the pair live undetected for six years — building an impressive tree house in the meantime — until loggers come a-chopping in their part of the forest and Pete is ‘rescued’ by a kindly ranger (Bryce Dallas Howard) and her family. Separation anxiety and musings on the meaning of family ensue.
David Lowery might seem an odd choice of director for this CGI-heavy children’s movie, his last film being the dusty romantic crime drama Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, which was far more inclined to visual poetry than swift plot movement. Yet he’s an inspired pick. He gives a lived-in, left-behind weight to the setting. The town doesn’t seem fantastical, but it does feel isolated from society, a place that’s as unseen and out of time as the creature living in its miles of surrounding forest.