Out This Weekend: ‘Pete’s Dragon’ 

Considering checking out this Disney adventure? Here’s all the details!

This weekend, the story of a young boy’s unlikely friendship with a magical furry dragon is going to soar into theaters featuring a star-studded cast and fresh spin on a beloved classic. So, if you’re in need of a heartwarming tale this weekend and aren’t familiar with the 1977 original, here’s everything you need to know about Pete’s Dragon

Who’s in it? 

Young Oakes Fegley plays Pete, a boy living in a Pacific Northwest forest who is discovered by Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), setting in motion a stirring tale. The rest of the cast includes household names like Robert Redford, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban and more.

What’s it about?

When Grace finds Pete, the boy tells her about Elliott, the dragon he’s been living with for six years, prompting Grace and her father (Redford) to find out where the boy came from and figure out if Pete’s dragon is real. Meanwhile, a hunter named Gavin (Urban) decides he going to catch the mythic creature. Who will get to Elliott first?

Why should I care?

In a summer that has been lacking success stories (not counting animated movies and superheroes), Pete’s Dragon might just have the action and heart to rise above all the recent box office disasters.