Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Cinema Cycle - Pete's Dragon


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

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DATE REVIEWED: 12/07/2016


FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 2 hours 19 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 26.6 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 5747 miles

SYNOPSIS: A runaway orphan boy and his invisible pet dragon pass through a small turn-of-the-century seaside town and cause havoc.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: The warm fuzzies and where they come from.  The Disney Factory at the height of its family values era.

PROS AND CONS:  This is not one of Disney’s best.  It was made at the end of their animation period and it just doesn’t work.  The acting is over-the-top and the music just isn’t that memorable.  

After mulling over the film, I realized that this was the kind of film that thrilled me as a child, but as an adult you have a hard time believing that stuff like this could really happen.

It is the sort of film that you could take a toddler that is just learning to walk and speak, park him front of the television and he would watch this for hours.  It's harder for adults.


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.