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.
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)..
Dario Marianelli, a collaborator on Joe Wright's films and the Academy Award-winning composer of Atonement (2007) and V for Vendetta (2005), was Wright's original choice to compose the music for Pan (2015). However, a Warner Bros. executive may have found Marianelli's completed music unsatisfactory and inadequate and was dropped out of the production. Wright eventually replaced Marianelli with John Powell, who is best known for his universally acclaimed and Academy Award-nominated score for How to Train Your Dragon (2010). See more »
A ship that is already in the air does not need sails. It would move with whatever air current there was. (OK, it is magic, but there still should be some logic.) See more »
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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I actually quite like this movie. I like the premise. I like the CGI which there is a tremendous amount of. I like the music. I like the scenery and costumes which are predominantly steampunk. I like the orphan boys and the other extras who are very interesting and full of character. Peter is very likable (though it would be nice if he could choose an East or West London accent and stick with it), Smee and Blackbeard are likable... But.. Tiger Lily's expressionless face and wooden acting, and Hook's unnecessarily loud, booming voice succeed in detracting attention away from everything else that was good about this movie. The brutal fighting action with no blood was confusing, and although a lot of the content was noticeably unrealistic you need to bear in mind that Neverland is a children's fantasy so of course it is not going to be true to life. So overall I like it, except for those two characters who, I am sorry to say, completely ruined it for everyone else. Your are left with the impression that the casting director for the extras did a much better job than the casting director for the main characters. For example - Tigerlily who I doubt could look less like an Indian than anyone you could ever imagine and who displays no fighting skills, agility, footwork, facial expressions, emotions, intent, strength or flexibility whatsoever, yet still somehow manages to slay pirates left right and centre throughout the film - mainly, it seems, because the pirates wait on the spot for her to chuck a tomahawk their way or slash them with a knife without ever making a move or reacting defence of their own lives as you might otherwise expect them to. If you can overlook the bad acting of those two (which unfortunately you can't because oddly enough they seem to get more screen time than anyone else) you may well think it is a terrific film. Which is why I give it six stars out of ten.
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