Specifics
UK, Australia [2003] - 113m
Genre
Adventure, Fantasy
Directed by
P.J. Hogan
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Peter Pan poster

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January 03, 2021

1.5*/5.0*

A non-Disney adaptation of the Peter Pan story. It's a bit darker than your average Disney film, apart from that I wondered why they even bothered making this film. It's the same old classic story, with a smaller budget, lesser known actors and some flakier special effects. That's not much of a draw.

Peter Pan finds three children living in London and convinces them to follow him to Neverland, a magical country where kids don't grow old. But Neverland isn't a very peaceful place. Captain Hook is Pan's biggest enemy and when he realizes Pan has returned from his trip, he's eager to catch his nemesis.

The film is not without charm, but the mediocre performance, the crummy effects and the familiarity of the story kept me from thoroughly enjoying the film. It's not that Peter Pan isn't an interesting story, but you'd think that the umpteenth adaptation would at least try and do things a little differently.