Is Pete's Dragon suitable for 4 year olds?

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PotOfYoghurt Fri 02-Sep-16 22:57:47

Debating whether to go tomorrow or not.

Danglyweed Fri 02-Sep-16 23:02:01

Was my fave film from toddler to now (30). None of my dc interested in it yet, am trying!!!

A dragon, a dragon, i swear i saw a dragon

Big sigh

JedRambosteen Fri 02-Sep-16 23:05:13

Took my 11 and 8 yo earlier this week. There is a very distressing situation at the beginning (how Pete came to be in the forest alone) that made all 3 of us well up, but it was otherwise OK. It's probably on a par with Bambi at that early point, although the worst of it was hinted at obliquely and may go over a 4 year old's head.

PotOfYoghurt Sat 03-Sep-16 10:13:11

Sounds good, thanks!

JedRambosteen Sat 03-Sep-16 10:21:10

It was very enjoyable & well dobe to be fair. However, I strongly suspect Pete's dragon is fluffy so that Disney can flog lots of plush toys.

JedRambosteen Sat 03-Sep-16 10:21:50

Well done to be fair...

PotOfYoghurt Sat 03-Sep-16 16:57:18

Well we went and he loved it!

Danglyweed Sat 03-Sep-16 21:24:20

Oh my, im still in a huff that its been remade but i think i might have to take the dd's

Witchend Sun 04-Sep-16 00:29:19

Out of interest, is it still a musical?

PotOfYoghurt Sun 04-Sep-16 07:16:33

No, no songs. It does have a lovely score though.

CatherineDeB Sun 04-Sep-16 07:26:55

Just shows OP - I would have said no. My 10 year old cried for 45 minutes shock, uncontrollable sobbing, she loved it just found it very sad.

Not a musical Witched.

PotOfYoghurt Sun 04-Sep-16 07:32:46

I think Jed had it and most of the sad bits went over his head- he knew what was happening and said 'poor Pete!' He was a little frightened halfway through and needed to hold hands for a moment, but most of the time tried to talk too loudly and commentate everything. 'Pete's a really good climber. I'm a really good climber too.' 'I think Pete has sticky spider hands like me, because he doesn't fall off the dragon. I wish I was Pete.'

Danglyweed Sun 04-Sep-16 16:31:55

No songs?!?! What the actual? Well fuck that then, I'm definately not going to see it now!

JedRambosteen Sun 04-Sep-16 23:13:27

Yep, but it has Karl Urban in lumberjack attire and his brother (in the film) is also quite tasty. There are compensations. wink

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 04-Sep-16 23:17:04

I took my daughter who is nearly 4yo. With hindsight it wasn't the best choice,

I'd go and see Finding Dory instead.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 04-Sep-16 23:20:15

Just realised he went and loved it! Well all's well that ends well.

I'm still answering questions about the boy's mummy and daddy and what happened at the beginning of the film. And the end. And the middle hmm

myrtleWilson Sun 04-Sep-16 23:23:47

No songs?! "There's room for everyone in this world...." And don't get me started on candle on the water...

CatherineDeB Mon 05-Sep-16 06:41:47

Songs yes, musical, no.

PotOfYoghurt Mon 05-Sep-16 09:21:57

It has quite a different story to the original, I think they wanted to completely rework it and just have the original title. Different time period, different background story.

Which in a way made me like it more because it feels like a completely different movie rather than a normal reboot.

JedRambosteen Mon 05-Sep-16 18:23:31

I'm still answering questions about the boy's mummy and daddy and what happened at the beginning of the film. And the end. And the middle

Yeah, there wasn't really any bit that was just peachy, all aspects were troubling in some way or another. Fortunately my two are older & rolled with it.

firawla Mon 05-Sep-16 18:31:40

I took mine 4(v nearly 5, he turned 5 now since watching),6 and 8 they all loved it and said it was their best movie of the summer, over finding dory and bfg. My youngest is very into dragons if that makes a difference though, but he didn't find it scary and really wants to watch it again

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