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Raised on the streets of turn-of-the century London, orphaned Peter and his pals survive by their fearless wits as cunning young pickpockets. Now, they've been rounded up by their mentor Jimmy Hook to snatch a priceless, some believe, magical treasure which transports them to another world. Neverland is a realm of white jungles and legendary mysteries of eternal youth, where unknown friends and enemies snatched from time welcome the new travelers with both excitement and trepidation. These groups include a band of 18th century pirates led by the power-mad Elizabeth Bonny, and the Native American Kaw tribe led by a Holy Man, which has protected the secret of the tree spirits from Bonny and her gang for ages, and that has meant war. But as the fight to save this strange and beautiful world becomes vital, Hook, Peter, and the ragamuffin lost boys consider that growing old somewhere in time could be less important than growing up, right here in their new home called Neverland. Written by
Director Nick Willing mentioned (at 2:23:51 in the director's commentary of the SyFy version on the 2012 Vivendi Entertainment DVD) that the first scene shot in the movie was on the galley in Genoa where Jimmy Hook again appears dressed in his Edwardian cloths after many scenes of wearing Starkey's best suit of clothes. Willing mentioned (at around 02 mins) that the galley had been built for Roman Polanski's Pirates at a cost of $9 million, that a 6 day shoot in Genoa was planned, that the shoot was cut to 5 days for budgetary reasons, and that due to torrential rains they were only able to shoot for 4 days, which would have been the first week of the shoot. See more »
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As a longtime fan of everything Peter Pan, I thought this was a great prequel to the story. It was an amusing tale with new twists that fit it with what we already know from the story. Although SyFy did take a few liberties and change or tweak things a bit, it still fits it with much of what we already know. The graphics were well done (more so than other shows by SyFy) and I quite enjoyed it! As for the actors in this two-part show, Charlie Rowe is a fresh new face and a fresh breath of air. He plays Peter beautifully and makes you want to jump in and join the lost boys! I expect to be seeing more of him in the future! Our favorite bad guy Captain James Hook is played but the great Rhys Ifans. It was an odd choice in my mind because whenever I think of him his more comedic roles come to mind first, but I think he played the part wonderfully! Overall, I think Syfy could have a great new series on their hands if they choose to make it (and I think they should!) They could show all the "possible adventures" Peter talks about them having in Neverland.
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