EVERY LEGEND HAS A BEGINNING.
During World War II, several orphaned boys are kidnapped by pirates on a flying ship and taken to Neverland, a magical place where they become slaves to Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman). A story inspired by James M. Barrie’s ”Peter Pan” that shows us how the boy met a young Hook for the first time and battled the nefarious Blackbeard. A heavily made-up Jackman is fun to watch as the villain, and Garrett Hedlund turns Hook into a Han Solo-type adventurer. Visually striking in 3D, but the adventure never takes off… and the revisionist take feels pointless.
2015-U.S. 111 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Joe Wright. Music: John Powell. Cast: Hugh Jackman (Blackbeard), Levi Miller (Peter Pan), Garrett Hedlund (James Hook), Rooney Mara, Adeel Akhtar, Nonso Anozie… Amanda Seyfried, Cara Delevingne.
Trivia: Lupita Nyong’o and Javier Bardem were allegedly considered for roles.