Pan

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  • Summary: Peter (Levi Miller) is a mischievous 12-year-old boy with an irrepressible rebellious streak, but in the bleak London orphanage where he has lived his whole life those qualities do not exactly fly. Then one incredible night, Peter is whisked away from the orphanage and spirited off to aPeter (Levi Miller) is a mischievous 12-year-old boy with an irrepressible rebellious streak, but in the bleak London orphanage where he has lived his whole life those qualities do not exactly fly. Then one incredible night, Peter is whisked away from the orphanage and spirited off to a fantastical world of pirates, warriors and fairies called Neverland. There, he finds amazing adventures and fights life-or-death battles while trying to uncover the secret of his mother, who left him at the orphanage so long ago, and his rightful place in this magical land. Teamed with the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and a new friend named James Hook (Garrett Hedlund), Peter must defeat the ruthless pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) to save Neverland and discover his true destiny—to become the hero who will forever be known as Peter Pan. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 35
  2. Negative: 15 out of 35
  1. Reviewed by: Anthony Lane
    Oct 12, 2015
    80
    Wright’s best film so far, livelier and more disloyal to its source than “Atonement” or “Pride and Prejudice” — crams without a care. The outcome is that increasing rarity, a proper children’s film; even the tears are well earned.
  2. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Oct 11, 2015
    63
    The film fulfills its limited mandate of providing fast-paced adventure and some nice eye candy without adding anything memorable to the tale of The Boy Who Can Fly.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Oct 9, 2015
    58
    It's not that Pan isn't entertaining. There's plenty of color and action and some inventive 3-D effects. Jackman's unhinged performance is either gloriously great or gloriously terrible, but captivating either way. There's no magic, though.
  4. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Oct 5, 2015
    40
    Jackman occasionally wins a laugh, when he manages to impose himself over the movie's restless clamor.
  5. Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    Oct 6, 2015
    38
    Writer Simon Fuchs begins with a reasonable idea – we’re all likely to be curious about the origins of Peter Pan – and does unreasonable things ever after.
  6. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Oct 7, 2015
    30
    Ill-conceived from any number of angles, this Peter Pan origin story, scripted by Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift), plays topsy-turvy with J.M. Barrie’s beloved characters.
  7. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Oct 8, 2015
    0
    This joyless, 10-megaton bomb fails in just about every imaginable way, as well as some you couldn’t possibly imagine.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 43
  2. Negative: 15 out of 43
  1. Dec 23, 2015
    10
    A lot of imagination went into making Pan's origin story. It can be a dazzling experience. One that's a heck of a lot of fun if you letA lot of imagination went into making Pan's origin story. It can be a dazzling experience. One that's a heck of a lot of fun if you let yourself get lost in it's world. There are a lot of exciting things to behold.

    With bright colors, bonkers moments, and great CGI it's all a sight to behold. The writing itself holds up well. Peter's lack of faith in himself is perhaps familiar, but I was still invested in it every step of the way. The movie also manages a great sense of humor and some emotional moments regarding Peter's mother. The only thing missing is watching Hook becoming the villain we know him to be.

    The cast is fantastic. Levi Miller is a talented young actor. While odd at first, the Indiana Jones vibe Garrett Hedlund brings to Captain Hook is an interesting take on the character. One that is ultimately likable. The real star of the show though is Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard. His eccentric performance is a blast. He is clearly having fun in the role and the movie is all the better for it. He plays a great villain.

    The movie serves as a great way to bring Pan's magical world to life. With hilarity, heart, and crazy moments it's a spectacular and thrilling movie. One that's perfect for families and does the classic story justice. A movie that's just all around wonderful.
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  2. Oct 11, 2015
    8
    In its first quarter I saw what most people had been saying it was dull and bad-ish,but during it second quarter it completely transformed.IIn its first quarter I saw what most people had been saying it was dull and bad-ish,but during it second quarter it completely transformed.I went from loathing it to loving it.Its no where near perfect but the climax is nowhere close to being bad.the British since of humor is killing it in the States but all I can compere it too is to a doctor who Christmas special that starts of sloppy but ends up pulling your hearts strings and taking you on an adrenaline filled fun ride.Levi Miller is Peter Pan.Hook starts annoying but ends up having a Lando Calrissian sensibility.Rooney Mara really holds the movie together.Hugh Jackman's Blackbeard is the mesh between a 1990s cartoon villain and a Shakespearen tyrant.The movie does have flaws but the fun of this world dwarfs them.coming out of the movie I realized something,this film will do better over seas and the reasons why Americans will hate is because they don't understand British sense of humor and this film is very British;if someone in the film had a cape or if tiger lily had a catsuit but every thing else being the same the film would do triple in the box office but American audiences don't like magic If it isn't explained by a wide cracking Robert Downey jr using fake science. The film will suffer from critic bullying like Man of Steel,like Tomorrowland it's sad that film criticism came to that where they even wish a film tanks,without realizing that many people will rely on it making money to keep working.I hope everyone gives Pan a chance. BTW time doesn't exist in "Never"land so yes Blackbeard does like the Romeos because he says it himself,he can travel to any area.Please go Watch Pan. Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2015
    7
    A couple of problems but it's much better than the critics say. The biggest problem is that it gets a bit CGI-heavy towards the end. ButA couple of problems but it's much better than the critics say. The biggest problem is that it gets a bit CGI-heavy towards the end. But still, it was certainly enjoyable. The cast were great. I especially liked Garret Hedlund's performance as Hook-he had a kind of Han Solo feel to him. Another thing I liked was that they finally offer an explanation for why Hook and his crew are adults if Peter and the lost boys never grow up (that was something that had always confused me about the Peter Pan story. Overall, an enjoyable film for fantasy fans, and a very underrated movie. Expand
  4. Nov 8, 2015
    5
    Pan is an oddly boring take on the Peter Pan story. The only fun things about the movie were Hugh Jackman, some fun vocal versions of famousPan is an oddly boring take on the Peter Pan story. The only fun things about the movie were Hugh Jackman, some fun vocal versions of famous songs (though I suspect Kurt Kobain is writhing in his grave) and Smee. Otherwise, Pan is pretty generic from start to finish. Expand
  5. Dec 12, 2015
    4
    Fun at first until you understand that it's not true to the books, but borrows from Hook. There is a scene where the cast sings a NirvanaFun at first until you understand that it's not true to the books, but borrows from Hook. There is a scene where the cast sings a Nirvana song, yet the movie is set in WWII, while the play and book were written in 1904 and 1911 respectively. Basically none of it makes any sense. There was also a white girl cast as a native. The whole thing was a big mess, but looked cool. Expand
  6. Dec 27, 2015
    3
    An interesting Peter Pan adventure just got turned into a pointless prequel nobody even wanted in the first place. It should've been betterAn interesting Peter Pan adventure just got turned into a pointless prequel nobody even wanted in the first place. It should've been better than what they've done with the movie. Expand
  7. Dec 11, 2015
    0
    The narrative is super annoying and spoils the mood. I thought at first it was a glitch in the audio or I accidentally turned on some sort ofThe narrative is super annoying and spoils the mood. I thought at first it was a glitch in the audio or I accidentally turned on some sort of audio subtitles or something but it turns out it's part of the movie. Seriously it is annoying and spoils the entire movie. I didn't watch it full cause the monotonous narrative is enough to piss me off & ruin the show. Seriously if they want to include a narrator for the entire length of the movie, considering hiring someone who has a better voice like Morgan Freeman. Expand

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