YMMV / Pete's Dragon

  • Awesome Music
  • Broken Base: Elliot's design in the remake, which forgoes looking like a conventional dragon and more like what could be described as a furry half-dragon/half-polar bear hybrid. While a number of people think it looks nice, numerous others (especially fans of the original movie) were expecting something that looked more like...well...a dragon, and think 2016 Elliot's design strays just a bit too far from his more appealing design from the 1977 film.
  • Cult Classic
  • Ear Worm: "It's a brazzle dazzle day!"
  • Padding: All of the songs go on forever. And there are a lot of them.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: The scenes with Elliot are generally considered the only memorable parts of the film. Even worse is that his scenes only take up 20 minutes of a movie that's over 2 hours.
  • So Okay, It's Average: It has its admirers, but even they'll agree that it's pretty corny.
  • Tear Jerker: Pete and Elliot saying good-bye. The fact that Pete will never, ever see Elliot again is very insistently driven home.