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Pan (2015)

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Twelve-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be for ever known as Peter Pan.

Director:

Joe Wright

Writers:

Jason Fuchs, J.M. Barrie (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Blackbeard
Levi Miller ... Peter
Garrett Hedlund ... Hook
Rooney Mara ... Tiger Lily
Adeel Akhtar ... Sam Smiegel
Nonso Anozie ... Bishop
Amanda Seyfried ... Mary
Kathy Burke ... Mother Barnabas
Lewis MacDougall ... Nibs
Cara Delevingne ... Mermaids
Tae-joo Na ... Kwahu (as Taejoo Na)
Jack Charles ... Chief
Bronson Webb ... Steps
Mike Shepherd Mike Shepherd ... Fernley Trebilcock
Brian Bovell Brian Bovell ... Long John Standing
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Storyline

An orphan boy (Levi Miller) discovers his destiny as Peter Pan in this vividly realized fantasy, and is whisked away to an enchanted land to battle the fearsome pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) with the help of the warrior woman Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara)..

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In the beginning... he was the enemy. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy action violence, language and some thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peter Pan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,315,435, 11 October 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,088,320

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$151,543,635
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Wright's parents ran a puppet theater, so he sees Pan as an opportunity to go back to the pure fantasy of his childhood. See more »

Goofs

The RAF fighters firing on the ship over London were flying far too slow, and they wouldn't have flown at night. Night time air defence was provided by anti-aircraft guns until radar-equipped night fighters became available - none of which were Spitfires or Hurricanes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Peter Pan: [narrating] I am going to tell you a story about a boy who would never grow up. About the pirate who wished to kill him. About the island where fairies roamed. But this isn't the story you've heard before, because sometimes friends begin as enemies, and enemies begin as friends. Sometimes to truly understand how things end, we must first know how they begin.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros and Ratpac logos are black-and-white and set against a night-time starry sky. See more »


Soundtracks

Blitzkrieg Bop
Written by Tommy Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone
Performed by Pan Cast
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Another movie that should only be seen in a decent cinema
27 January 2016 | by kevin-38242See all my reviews

Like the recent "The Force Awakens," this is a movie that should really only be seen in 3D on a 100-foot screen and all-around loudspeakers. Why? Because where it excels is in its visual and audio presentation, which is simply superlative. As a viewer, you need to be captivated by this aspect of the cinematography because, in all other respects, it's a so-so film.

To be fair, it's decently acted, although perhaps not outstandingly so. None of the acting performances stank, but the actors weren't given a lot to work with so far as character depth was concerned. Some of the parts were played for laughs which, of course, is fair enough in a film of this genre. The part of Hook was ambiguous -- we all know that Hook turns out to be a villain, so it isn't clear why he's a good guy (and a rather insipid one) here. Still, perhaps the film-makers are already planning a sequel that will do for Hook with "Revenge of the Sith" did for Darth Vader?

In the end, what lets Pan down is the storytelling. If this were a children's book, rather than a blockbuster movie, by about page ten you'd be wondering what the heck was going on. So much of the plot makes no sense. Why is it such a big deal that Peter can fly? What does it prove if he can? The fantasy world is full of ships that fly about with no visible means of support, so clearly magical flight is unremarkable. Why do the characters keep bursting into song? It's not a musical, right? The characters in the original book have a certain amount of depth, and as a reader you can't help wondering what their back-stories are (which, of course, is a hallmark of great character writing). Pan ought to answer that question, but it doesn't -- we don't really learn anything about why Peter, Tiger Lily, Smee, et al., are who they are.

You can have the original Peter Pan performed on a packing-crate stage by high school kids, and it can still be magical. But if you take all the high-tech whizzbangery away from Pan, I wonder what is left? Not a great deal, I suspect.

For all that, worth watching in the right environment.


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