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Friday, October 9, 2015

Pan: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers

The film started with Peter (Levi Miller) left by his mother (Amanda Seyfried) in front of an orphanage in London. Fast forward to12 years, Peter is still searching for clues to the whereabouts of his mother. One night, while sleeping along with the other orphans, they were abducted by pirates and brought them to Neverland, so they can work for Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) to find some pixie dust. Soon, Peter learned that he can fly, and he might be the one written in the prophecy that can lead the natives and fairies to stop and end Blackbeard's rein on their place.

Pan takes us to the origin of the story but instead of being interesting the film chooses to become tedious, which allows the viewers miss the real thing. Director Joe Wright focuses more to become extravagant and losses a bit of the magic, we've always felt when we talk about Peter Pan.

Yes, the visuals are spectacular and a feast for the eyes in 3D, but it just settles to be fantastic on the CGI department. It would be much better if they just made a brand-new story with Wendy and our favorite Pirate "Captain Hook" battling it out with Peter for another round. We also miss Tinkerbell, which only appeared for ten seconds even she is a main cast of the core story.  


Levi Miller was great as Peter but the film doesn't allow him to be a playful lead. The humor belongs to Garett Hedlund playing as James Hook while Hugh Jackman was entertaining enough as Blackbeard. I think it would be much better if Amanda Seyfried and Rooney Mara switched roles.

Overall, the reinvented Pan cannot fully transcend the magic the film really needs. It was an okay film but with Joe Wright's ability in film making, he can do better than this. Pan is still a passable film for your viewing pleasure but don't expect too much because you might end up getting disappointed. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 6 out of 10 stars 

Cast: Levi Miller, Garett Hedlund, Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara

Directed by: Joe Wright
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures PH
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide  

 

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