Before I start with the review proper I’d like to say my sorry for making you wait a little bit longer than expected with the movie review I promised but anyways it is here and I am glad and thankful you are still there to read it.
Let’s start? 😀
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Okay, lazy ‘ol me would not want to spoil you so much so I would like to share the movie trailer of this said film for your viewing pleasure.
A NEW PERSPECTIVE
What most people, like me, do not know of is the whole story of Peter Pan. All we know about is the Disney adaptation of the novel. We only know that Captain Hook was the villain to Peter Pan’s Neverland adventures.
In this film, it gave the viewers an idea of what happened before they even met each other. How Peter discovered Neverland and how he met Hook. There was no Wendy or any of the Darlings in sight. It is truly Peter as a boy. He had no idea yet that he will never age and he could fly. All he knew about was that he had a mother and she will return for him and take him away from the grimy orphanage he was living in.
A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES
The treatment of the film itself was a typical Warner Bro’s production fantasy film. It actually reminds me of the Harry Potter franchise specifically what they did to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire. Maybe it is just me comparing the ship ride to Neverland scene to the Knight Bus scene as similar and also the Mermaid scence to the Mermaid scene on GOF as weirdly synonymous. As a Potterhead, I am happy that this film turned out this way.
There was no boring scene so viewers can expect their little ones to catch up with the story and understand what is going on. I think that is actually the target audience of the film, children and child at heart.
ROCK AND ROLL
The most memorable part of the film,for me, is the music they used. It has some comedic twists to it. Specially when it comes to the Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) scenes. You better listen to it carefully because you might not recognize it at first but some are very popular songs.
The soundtrack of the film is not tacky unlike most film of the same genre. Pan contains a little bit of “theatrical vibe” on their soundtrack.
The actors of the film are to be praised by their wonderful acting. Specially the effort of having to dress their part. Even the production crew should also be admired because of how immaculate the set, costumes, make up, etc. looked. It was also one reason why it was hard to miss any part of the movie.
PAN IS A MUST SEE MOVIE FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART. 😀
Unfortunately, the film flopped the box office because it’s release date was the same as the movie the Martian. I think this would have gained better attention and audience had it been released in a different date.
so better grab those DVD/Bluray copies when it comes out because I think this one is going to be another classic.