The singer, Helen Reddy, has sadly passed away at the age of 78. Ms. Reddy (1941-2020) was known as a feminist icon after her song, I Am Woman, became an anthem for second-wave feminism. She also acted in the 1977 Disney film, Pete’s Dragon. My condolences go out to her family and friends! She shall be missed!
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With Disney’s onslaught of live-action remakes of their previous films comes the announcement of a remake of their 1977 film, Pete’s Dragon. While the original was a musical, the remake is set to be a regular film with stars such as Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Redford. The film is set to be released next year, so while we await it, it seems proper to review the original film first.
So, let’s sit back and take a look at this film and see if Pete’s Dragon is any good and worthy to be remade or if it’s not good at all, hence worthy of being remade.
And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!