Five Things We Learned - February 8, 2016

PAN - Five Things We Learned
by Natasha
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PAN - Five Things We Learned

We all know the JM Barrie’s children’s classic Peter Pan, but this new lavish adaptation takes us to where it all began. Before we met Wendy and her brothers, before we met Tinkerbell and before Peter Pan had formed the lost boys, Peter was just your average rebellious orphan. However average 12 year old orphans aren’t kidnaped on magical flying ships and taken to the exciting world of Neverland with pirates, fairies, mermaids and other magical creatures.

Here we meet the terrifying Blackbeard, Tiger Lily and Hook (but not quite as we know him in the classic) and Peter Pan starts his adventure. Plenty of action, a cast including Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Cara Delevingne and new find Levi Miller. The movie hits DVD shelves on Monday (February 8th), but we caught an early screening and have put together five things we’ve learnt…

 

Levi Miller is a real find..

Australian youngster steps up for his first leading role as the main man Peter himself and he was definitely a great casting choice. Full of energy and mischief, he brings the right amount of cheek and thirst for adventure that you would expect from the much loved character.

 

The ships can fly! 

And this gives us some great action sequences full of sword fights and canon fire, these ships really are a bit of a flight risk. If you suffer from vertigo, don’t go to Neverland.

 

Neverland is really vibrant...

A great contrast to the dull and dreary grey London where we start the film, Neverland is beautiful! The colours are stunning, Tiger Lily’s headdress really does contain all the colours of the rainbow and how can we forget the luminescent Cara Delevingne mermaid clones. It looks incredible! 

 

Hugh Jackman is really entertaining...

Introduced to us in the film by a massive quarry full of people singing Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ we start to get a feel for his power hungry character. Complete with wig, feathers, armour and adorned in chunky earring. You can tell Jackman is enjoying playing the ostentatious evil pirate Blackbeard, he really is hilarious, if a bit terrifying.

 

It tugs on all the heartstrings...

Sure it’s mainly fun and action packed but there are a few moments where the emotions creep in, take tissues just in case...

 

PAN is released on DVD on Monday (February 8th). 

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