'Pete's Dragon': Points for parents

Posted August 17, 2016
Updated August 18, 2016

Oakes Fegley is Pete in Disney's PETE'S DRAGON, the story of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just happens to be a dragon. (Deseret Photo)

Points for parents

• Violence: A car rolls over and two adults die. They are not shown after the car rolls over. A boy walks into the woods and is harassed by wolves. Two kids fall from a tree. A man attempts to shoot the dragon, but the rifle is taken from his hands and the barrel is bent. Men shoot tranquilizer darts at the dragon. The dragon breathes fire onto a bridge, which weakens it and makes a truck fall through with people inside. Police cars pile up on the bridge as they crash into each other.

• Intensity: Wolves growl and seem to threaten the little boy. There is much confusion as the dragon is shot with the darts as he tries to escape. Some scary scenes show people and creatures falling long distances. A man cannot stop a freight hauler when the brakes fail, and people must jump out of his way.

Shawn O'Neill is the Family Man Movie Reviewer. His reviews are at


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