Pan Tuesday, 14 July 2020


Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild themes and violence; some scary scenes.

  • The pitch:

    I believe.

  • Starring:

    Levi Miller, Garrett Hedlund, Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, Cara Delevingne, Kathy Burke

  • Directed by:

    Joe Wright

  • Running time:

    111 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)


    People are shot (off-screen), kicked, punched, hit with objects, slapped, thrown through the air, body-slammed, headlocked, caned (implied), elbowed, made to walk the plank, thrown overboard, near-crushed, pursued/attacked by animals, hung upside-down, tied up, bounced, smacked, stepped on, grabbed. People fall through a trapdoor, dangle precariously, fall from great heights. London is bombed (The Blitz) by Luftwaffe; downed aircraft/engine failures. Explosions, damaged/burning buildings, rubble. Children are stolen from their beds. An animal is speared. Flying ships are shot with cannons, rammed. A kingdom is set alight. A window is smashed. Break-and-enter, theft. Yelling, arguing. Suicide, uprising mentioned. Animation sequences show fighting, skulls, dead mother. Blood/gore: Bloody cut on head, bloody mouth/lip/nose, bloody/blistered hand. Skull-and-crossbones flag. Scar, discoloured eye, bloodshot eyes, bandages.


    Flirting. Shirtless men. Tribal-wear, exposed midriff.


    A character inhales a rejuvenation powder.


    Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.


    Peter Pan, orphans, Captain Hook, pirates, fairies, child labour, walking the plank, traitors, prophecy, trust, tribe, ritual, memories, rejuvenation.


    Deceased/estranged mother. A baby is abandoned. Orphanage setting. Butterflies, fish, birds, crocodiles, never birds (giant skeletal birds), chicken, pig's ear, frogs, mermaids. Full moon, military aircraft, pirates with clown faces. Strobe-effect lighting, fast-moving/close-up editing, high/sweeping/vertiginous camerawork.


    Busy. Assured/engaging performance by Levi Miller, solid action sequences, striking cinematography, lavish design, wild/flamboyant/eye-catching costumes, interesting visuals.


    Bungled, CGI-heavy, repetitive, bloated, ugly, shrill, unpleasant. Unappealing characters, limited sense of fun, tired storyline.

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