Verdict: A must watch if you enjoy adventure flicks.
We have all grown up reading Peter Pan stories and then there have been numerous adaptations of the character created by novelist J. M. Barrie. The movie Pan is just another one of them and it shows us how a young boy, Peter (Levi Miller) becomes a hero.
The film opens in an orphanage where at night, the kids are kidnapped by bungee-­jumping pirates and taken to the magical world of Neverland. They are then made to work for the leader Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman). Peter realises that he’s special and on one occasion he showcases his ability to fly. Blackbeard thinks of Peter as his enemy and wants him dead. Peter’s struggle to escape and realising his true calling form the rest of the story. He also befriends James Hook (Garrett Hedlund) and Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) along the way.
From flying boats to the swinging cable cars, Pan has it all. There are entertaining action sequences. The film’s pace is just right with a runtime under two hours. Director Joe Wright of Bride and Prejudice fame has done a decent job and a lot of sequences, especially the climax are very well shot.
Hugh Jackman is menacing as Blackbeard, the merciless pirate. We only wish he toned it down a bit as the constant screaming gets to you. While Garrett Hedlund gets a meaty role and looks charming throughout the film, Rooney Mara has very little to do. Levi Miller is the star of the film. He’s cute, adorable and it’s hard not to root for him.
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
Pan is a light-­hearted fantasy film that kids will definitely love. Don’t take the movie too seriously. Sit back, relax and you’re sure to enjoy this one.