Pan Review

The Plot

The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny — to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.


The Verdict

I was undecided on this film for the longest time but I thought I’d be brave and give it a go. I have no regrets but I’m not jumping for joy either.

It’s ok as a film, lots of great graphics, sets and costumes and of course Rooney Mara is so good on the eyes. Garrett Hedlund does stand out as James T Hook and has some good chemistry with Levi Miller, where in this prequel Hook and Pan start out as friends.


Hugh Jackman stands out as always, this veteran stars as Captain Blackbeard and he’s got a mix of emotions, he’s angry, obsessed and funny at the same time. I like how his theater experience shines through and some of the costumes he wears are just so eye catching.

Rooney Mara’s Tiger Lilly also stands out in the costumes department providing a lot of color to the film.

Honestly I would say this film is great for the kids but for the adults, this is an origin story we do not need. For me, I like remembering the boy who never grew up the way he is. Perhaps they’ll make a sequel and show how Pan’s friendship with Hook turns sour. Now that I would be interested to see play out.


Rating: 3 out of 5 stars 

Sometimes, it’s not worth knowing what happened before the fairy tale.

Pan is out in cinemas 1 Oct

Images courtesy of Warner Bros Singapore

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