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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 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 just a boy. See more »


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

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Neverland is the second star to the right but, at the end of the movie, the ship travels to the first star to the left in the group of 2 stars. 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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Smells Like Teen Spirit
Written by Nirvana
Performed by Pan Cast
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Fun, but not as magical as it could be
25 September 2015 | by russellingreviewsSee all my reviews

'I don't believe in bedtime stories' - Peter

Popcorn, M&Ms and a large drink... roll the film... The story of Peter Pan has been the source for a multitude of films. To know more about his past is an interesting proposition, but the trailers seem confusing. Is James T. Hook an ally or even a friend of Peter Pan?

Kid's Korner rating: 2.75 stars* Parent's Rating: 3 stars

Do you know the story of Peter Pan, the legendary tale from J.M. Barrie about Wendy, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook, Neverland and the boy who could fly? His story must have a beginning and is begging answers to the questions of where did he come from and how did he get introduced to all of these iconic characters on this magical island? Pan is the origins viewpoint of director Joe Wright (Atonement) of the boy who is perpetually 12-years-old and the defender of fairies and orphans. Peter (Levi Miller) is an orphan during World War II, who lives with the hope that his mother will come back to retrieve him. While living in the confines of the nightmarish orphanage, Peter and a multitude of other boys are inexplicably kidnapped by pirates and taken to the island that is controlled by the dreaded Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman). Peter must come to terms with a prophecy that has him at the heart of the deliverance of Neverland from this tyrannical pirate. He must partner with the local inhabitants and a strange ally named James T. Hook (Garrett Hedlund) to determine if Peter is really the saviour of this magical land.

Pan is a lesson in trying to do too much in a short period of time. The story is placed against a visually stunning backdrop of childhood dreams. Wright provides the magical land that would be expected of the J.M. Barrie story, but like Peter and James Hook in the film, the director seems to get lost along the way. There are so many elements and characters to take in and retrofit into the familiar children's fairy tale it becomes muddled in the delivery. The actors convey confusion of what type of film they are participating in and their performances do not capitalise on the talent that they represent. Also, with all that Wright is attempting to do with the film, the pacing of the film struggles under the weight of expectation and causes it to drag for the first half. Then he seems to attempt to make up for lost time in the second half and the journey comes in a rapid fire delivery that leads to confusion. Even though the visual cinematic experience is pleasurable, the overall experience is inevitably perplexing, which will lead to a multitude of questions from little ones during or after the film. Children and parents can enjoy the film together, but an explanatory discussion will be in order in the car ride home afterwards.

As an origins story, The writers were not original in where they pulled their source material for Pan, which is not a bad thing. There is no masking of who Peter Pan represents in Neverland. See if any of this storyline sounds familiar, a prophecy says that the son of Mary will one day come and be the messiah for the people of this land. Once Peter is fully aware of his role, he will have three days to rise to the challenge and save Neverland. Even though the overall story is a bit confusing at times, this film production paves the way for many discussions on who Peter is meant to represent and who the true Saviour of the world is for all of us.

Dad asked the question on the ride home, 'What did we think of the film?' What was up with the Nirvana song in the introduction of Blackbeard. Weird! It was fun, but a bit confusing at times. Overall we liked it, but it was not as magical as it could have been.

Reel Dialogue: What are the bigger questions to consider from this film? 1. What does the Bible say about orphans? (Isaiah 1:17, John 14:18) 2. Why is family important? (Matthew 22:36-40, Romans 15:2) 3. Who is the real Messiah? (The Gospel of Luke)

Kid's Korner are shorter reviews written by Russell Matthews's kids perspective and based on a five star rating system @ Russelling Reviews #russellingreviews #panthemovie


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Release Date:

9 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,315,435, 11 October 2015

Gross USA:

$35,088,320

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$128,388,320
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