Pan Review | Movie Monday

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My mom, the amazing woman that she obviously is, won tickets with Free Radio a while back to see a screening of Pan on the new XPlus screens in Showcase Cinemas before it came out. It was like a serious VIP style experience, from red carpets to free popcorn and drinks. Awesome!!!

Then the actual movie began, and that is when things became REAL!

Pan is the untold story hat you wish you had seen before. It shows a totally different side to the tale we all thought we knew. It is like a door you can go through in order to see the real Peter Pan, and the boy he was way before he went to Neverland.

We see Peter (Levi Miller) like we have never seen him. We witness his early life and how he ends up becoming the legend we have all grown to love. We even get to meet Hook (Garrett Hedlund), otherwise known as James and the friendship he and Peter once had.

Sometimes even the worst of enemies can begin as friends!

This movie has some very strong characters, from Peter to Hook, who are totally different to what I would have perceived them to be originally. I definitely had a preconception that Hook was going to be extremely arrogant. This may have been true for a short while but it didn’t last long. It turned out, he is actually a really sensitive guy, who realises what actually matters, especially his friendship with Peter, as well as a blossoming relationship with Tiger Lily.

I don’t think I could actually talk about this movie without mentioning the amazing portrayal of both Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and Captain Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman). These two characters were perfect additions to the film and added so much depth to the overall story.

Tiger lily, the princess of a tribe in Neverland, befriends Hook and Peter, and assists them on their journey. She was probably my favourite character and was really an excellent representation of the female power. It was awe inspiring. Also, I love how passionate and loyal she was throughout, such a genuine character.

Blackbeard, the villain, played by one of my favourite actors, was played so well and became someone you can’t help but love to hate, which I imagine was the main intention. I never thought Hugh Jackman was the best choice for this part but I was so wrong.

Oh, and just for the record, did you know that there are scenes which include Amanda Seyfried and Cara Delevigne? Well you do now! It’s ok, I am just here to help you all!

This film really outlines the idea of feeling alone, and trying to find where you belong in this big world. This concept was very true for almost every characters, specifically Peter who had no belief in himself and the abilities others knew he had. This was mainly due to no one having faith in him previously.

At first, he comes across as having so much strength mentally, but this turns out to be a front he has learned to put on, just as it does with James, especially when we get to know more about them.

Throughout, Peter strives to fill a void, from not just his mother but who he is as a person, as well as having something to finally fight for.

Pan, a magical adventure which is special and will have you ‘hooked’ in on the storyline so quickly, you won’t even believe it has happened. What you have seen before, is nothing compared to this!

Lonely Girl Awards Pan: 5 / 5 Happy Faces

Lonely Girl x


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