Pan: a twist to a classic


Warner Bros.

Warner Bothers’ “Pan” sets out to excite viewers with whimsical tales of adventure.

Alexandra Stein, Staff Writer

All those familiar with Peter Pan have likely wondered where his “never grow up” mentality originated from. The new film, Warner Brothers’ “Pan” was a prequel to the classic, and showed this famous character’s origins.

Though at times the acting was subpar, it was appropriate for the age range it was geared at, which is five and up.

The special effects created a beautiful take on Neverland. The movie was whimsical and filled with action.

The story began with young Peter in an orphanage, wondering about his past and where he came from. He found a letter from his mom that said, “I promise that you will see me again, in this world or another.”

Peter was then taken by pirates, and they sailed away to the mysterious and breathtaking Neverland. In Neverland, Peter was made a slave and then imprisoned for speaking poorly of his captors, the pirates. He saved himself by discovering his ability to fly, and then he befriended a young, two-handed James Hook. The two friends faced adventure, as they traveled throughout Neverland to fight the pirates.

The film’s main antagonist, Blackbeard, was played by Hugh Jackman.

The other faces likely to be recognized were the always-stunning Cara Delevingne, who played a mermaid that rescued Peter from a crocodile, as well as Amanda Seyfried, who played Peter’s mother in flashback scenes.

Peter himself was played by Levi Miller, an Australian actor, who made his major debut in this film.

Overall, this movie had a lot going on. It was family friendly, but the plot felt a bit rushed. The stunning graphics alone though made the film worth seeing.

“Pan” is rated PG for fantasy action violence, language, and some thematic material.