A different sort of jolly green giant.
I’m going to be honest I know next to nothing concerning the original Pete’s Dragon. I went into this teaser with no preconceived notions or predictions on what this was going to be, and I have to say that I was mildly intrigued. I wasn’t blown away by this teaser by any means, but it looks interesting enough. I like the fact that the marketing is hiding the actual dragon. I think it’s smart of them, as it gave the teaser a more mysterious tone that I think worked well in the context of it, and helped give off a magical feeling.
Other than what I saw in the teaser I have to say this film has a pretty impressive cast list: Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Karl Urban, all of which are almost always excellent. The film is also being helmed by David Lowery, who previously directed the well received Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.
So yeah, this teaser wasn’t mind blowing or anything, but it has me intereseted enough, which I guess is the job of a teaser. Check it out below:
Pete’s Dragon releases on August 12, 2016.