An orphan boy (Levi Miller) discovers his destiny as Peter Pan in this vividly realized fantasy, and is whisked away to an enchanted land to battle the fearsome pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) with the help of the warrior woman Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara). Directed by Joe Wright (Hanna) and Atonement). Cast includes Garrett Hedlund, Amanda Seyfried, Adeel Akhtar, Nonso Anozie and Kathy Burke.~Violet LeVoit
Any retelling of Peter Pan is going to come under scrutiny given its predecessors. Try and watch this 'for the first time' with an open mind. With Hugh Jackman as Hook I almost expected Captain (Wolverine) Claw, but he revels in his departures of being able to play a bad guy versus an unhinged good one. The other players give perfunctory performances, and the familiar tale barrels along with suitable boisterousness, but it's Jackman's Hook that steals the show. No surprise there, then.