Reviews / Uncategorized

In Pete’s Dragon, wonder is lost and found

Monumental Pictures

In the real world, childhood is fleeting. In the wild, it can live on forever. It’s a breathless wonder evident in the second scene of Pete’s Dragon, one that follows a moment of realistic tragedy uncommon in films for children. But if the moment preceding it hasn’t elicited tears, the visceral image of nothing more than a boy and his dragon weaving through an expanse of green as far as the eye can see, the world to themselves, will.

Director David Lowery proved his talent for disarming simplicity with Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, an old-school fable of doomed romance and sacrifice that, like many before it, bore  a resemblance to Terrence Malick. With little more than sunlight streaming just-so through branches or from a single bedside light onto Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck’s faces, Lowery was able to elicit inexplicable tears.

View original post 619 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s