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Pan (film review)

Film: Pan
Year: 2015
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Directed By: Joe Wright
Starring: Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund
About: 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.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1wRv8vTpxo

My Review:
Having wanted to see Pan for years I finally got around to seeing it, having seen that it is also the history of Peter as well as how himself and Hook are friends before becoming enemies as in the Peter Pan films and stories this really interested me.

The film is about Peter who after being picked up by Blackbeard discovers that his mother was from Neverland and as a result tries to find her. With the help of Hook, Peter helps to save the fairy kingdom and get rid of the threat of Blackbeard.

I found this film really well done as a way to show who Peter Pan really is and how Hook was an ally to Peter, I did think that the relationship between the two of them was also really well done and makes the audience wonder how this can be the enemy of Peter Pan later in their timeline. With also having some of the characters rather funny it did make the film a lot lighter at points since the character of Peter is very serious and he doesn't like to really have fun. I also thought it was good showing Hook is as someone who is nothing like the Hook in which the audience is used to as it shows how much he will change into the enemy of Peter, as throughout this film he is shown as a cowboy who likes a warrior and is very happy go lucky which is rather the opposite of the iconic character. This was also a great movie as it showed how Peter became the character in which the audience all know and love and how he went from just a normal boy to becoming one who can fly and how he came to be in Neverland which hasn't been shown in the previous movies.

I did think that some of the songs that the boys were singing at the start of the film such as "Smells Like Teen Spirit" made no sense to me. As early in the film you see Peter having been from World War 2 having songs from the 90's made me a little confused. However, I did enjoy how the songs were used to bring all of the boys as well as the pirates together. I also believe that this movie needed to show some more of Blackbeard as it seemed like he was not in the film as much as he should have been for the bad guy in the movie and could have shown more why he is desperate for the fairy dust. Though showing how Peter and Blackbeard was interwoven as characters did show more background which was great for the audience to have seen.

Overall, I think that this film was really well done and that there needs to be another movie at least to show how Hook changes into the iconic villain in which he is known to be in the Peter Pan movies. I do think that this is a great adventure movie however and a good family movie so those who are looking to find a family movie and a Peter Pan movie which is different than the movies in which everyone is used to then this is the perfect movie for you to watch.

My Rating: 4/5

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