Review : Pan

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“12-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 forever known as Peter Pan.”

Pan is a bit of a reimagined re-telling of the classic Peter Pan story, with some new twists and updates. First, the good things. The production design of this movie, is simply stunning. The entire look and feel of all the worlds we see, and the actual costuming set design, is really, really well done. The score is also accompanies the movie very well when it needs to. The tone of movie, very much shifts and changes over the movie, which can be a bit of a bother. Also Hugh Jackmans’ Black beard was also very well done for the most part, but the character was made to have some questionable choices. Levi Miller also does a great Peter Pan, and it was nice to see him bring that character to life. This movie on a whole however, does really work as a whole. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of good bits and pieces, even the 3D here is pretty good (it actually made me jump a few times), but when you for no reason, have an entire group of people singing Smells like teen spirit, you start to lose me. The newer version of his origin also seemed to be kind of far fetched and unnecessary. The Pan and Hook story line seems forced, Tiger lilly really doesn’t have that much to do, as well as a lot of other things that just seem to be in this movie for no reason. All in all Pan is a disappointing start to the live action fairy tales not made by disney, and this won’t be a good thing for the up coming Tarzan live action.

Review Score : 4.5 out of 10

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