(this review is spoiler -free)
Director P.J. HoganSoundtrack James Newton Howard
Time 113 min
Release year 2003
Peter Pan (2003) tells the well known story of Peter and Wendy. It is based on J. M. Barrie's play and book of the same name. The movie stays fairly close to the book, with a few exceptions. I reread the book and was impressed by the fact that almost every spoken line in this movie is a direct quote from it. But the really wonderful thing is how this movie carries the same fierce, wonderful, spirit that makes the book so loved.
All children grow up, except one. No. 27 is the home of Mr and Mrs Darling, their three children Wendy, John, and Micheal, and the Saint Bernard Nana, the children's nurse. One night Wendy wakes in her bed to find Nana barking at a strange boy. The boy jumps out the window to get away from the dog and the window slams behind him, cutting off his shadow. A few nights later Wendy again wakes, she sits up in bed and again sees the boy, this time sitting on the floor holding a shadow in one hand, crying. She asks: Boy, why are you crying? Nana, tied up outside, was this time unable to fend off the strange boy, the one boy who never grew up.
my rating 4.9/5
favorite line To live would be an awfully big adventure.
(spoilers) I loved when Peter and Wendy danced in the tree tops. And the moment when Hook and Peter fight near the end and all the moments after that until Hook falls to the crocodile. (end of spoilers)
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