Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. less
“Delightful visual effects more than make up for the dullness Pan bids.”
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If there were two words to best describe Pan, they would be “Kids cartoon”, because that’s all it was. And that too for kids between the age group of 8 to 15 years. Even 15 would be stretching it for kids these days. But sadly it can’t be put in just two words. There should have at least been a warning at the start of the film telling all adults to either spend time on their phones or leave. Or only look at Hugh Jackman’s character.
Well, enough criticism. Peter Pan, the movie, was kind of a different take on the kid’s stories that we grew up with. Firstly, Peter only flew at the end of the movie which was kind of disappointing, given the quite amazing visuals of the film. But then that was to build up the excitement for when he took off. The story was, how to best describe it, ‘meh’ (woops, back with the criticism). Hugh Jackman plays Captain Black Beard who is trying to stay alive, forever, using fairy dust, for which he needs people of all ages to dig for, from the mines of Neverland. That’s when Peter Pan comes under the spotlight, as a savior and redeemer of the people. And he’s the son of a warrior and a prince and blah blah blah… I know I left out a great chunk of the story but, who cares about the story in a cartoon.
As always, Jackman’s portrayal of the character was quite good, entertaining even. To see him in such a different role from the X-Men franchise. Somehow, they managed to shove a little romance in there as well, between Captain Hook (Garrett Hedlund) and the Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara). Overall, I would say the movie is like a 1 hour 51 minute cartoon that we could watch on Cartoon Network, or whatever kids watch these days. So, a one-time watch, not necessarily a paid viewing.
Quoting the great Roger Murtaugh from Lethal Weapon, “I’m too old for this sh**”, which is a good thing.