Late night television king James Corden has delivered a scathing review of New Zealand, describing the country as a "little bit boring".

The host of CBS' smash hit show The Late, Late Show with James Corden made the comment while interviewing actor Bryce Dallas Howard about the Disney-produced Pete's Dragon movie, which was filmed in the South Island - primarily in the small town of Tapanui.

Dallas Howard stars in the film which is expected to be a box-office hit.

"New Zealand ... it's a little bit boring," Corden told his guest.


Corden said climbing up and down hills was necessary for any ventures around New Zealand.

He later repeated his assertion that our slice of Paradise was "boring".

Pete's Dragon will premiere in the US next week.

A special showing of the movie will also be held in Tapanui to thank locals who worked on the movie and helped out its cast and crew.

The movie's cast also includes Hollywood A-lister Robert Redford.

Last weekend Corden revealed he had teamed up with Kiwi comic Bret McKenzie, posting a picture of the two on Twitter with the message: "Loved being in the studio with Brett [sic] McKenzie last night! What a guy! X."