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Pan

Pan

Joe Wright (2015)

106min
PG Certificate
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Review

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Orphan Peter Pan (Levi Miller) fulfils his flying destiny - defeating the evil pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) who's holding Neverland to ransom - in this wonderfully oddball prequel to JM Barrie's classic tale. This irreverent delight touches base with all the familiar lands and characters while drawing on a raft of movie inspirations - Moulin Rouge!, Avatar, Mad Max, Oliver! to name but a few. The result is an eclectic eye-popper combining the old-fashioned swashbuckler and the modern adventure fantasy with expert craft, inventive CGI, escapist action and kaleidoscopic dazzle, while a dandified Jackman is hard to resist in his pompadour wig as the spitefully charismatic tyrant bursting into choruses of The Ramones' Blitzkrieg Bop. Joe Wright directs with a mastery of magical theatricality, overcrowding the senses with the upended sensational in this giant pantomime that's consistently inventive, constantly surprising and rollickingly entertaining.

Summary

A 12-year-old orphan is abducted and taken away to a magical land by a band of pirates, who need child labour to mine a magical substance created by fairies. He escapes, joining forces with a roguish adventurer, and goes in search of the truth about his mother and his own destiny. Fantasy adventure prequel to Peter Pan, starring Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund and Rooney Mara.

Cast & Crew

Peter Levi Miller
Blackbeard Hugh Jackman
James Hook Garrett Hedlund
Tiger Lily Rooney Mara
Sam Smiegel Adeel Akhtar
Bishop Nonso Anozie
Mary Amanda Seyfried
Mother Barnabas Kathy Burke
Director Joe Wright
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Warner Bros Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 16 Oct 2015

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