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Released at Christmastime 2003, this film was touted as the version of Peter Pan that stayed true to the book. Well, there were a few exceptions, like the addition of Aunt Millicent, but in all, it was very close. There seemed to be a bit of a run on Peter Pan themed films, as "Finding Neverland" (with Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet) was released a little later.
The film also stars Olivia Wood as Mrs Darling, Jeremy Sumpter as Peter Pan, Rachel Hurd-Wood as Wendy, and a bevy of other boys as The Lost Boys and Wendy's brothers.
Review by Licia:
Underneath all the special effects and music video
moments, 'Peter Pan' is one gutsy little kids film,
and it's all because of James Hook. The old Disney
animated captain looked like a lumbering buffoon with
a five o'clock shadow, in my opinion, and Dustin
Hoffman's Hook was a bit stumpy and pathetic, and Alan
Rickman was just for show, but Jason? He makes the
claw-armed Hook seem beautiful yet hideous, tender yet
brutal, troubled yet mercilessóall in one breath, all
with one moustachioed little smirk or glint of those
"piercing blue eyes." There simply wouldn't be a film
without Jason's performance, which stands as one of
his absolute best.
Little kids will miss the innunendo by a mile, but
older kids (like me, haha), will be blushing from one
minute to the next as Hook swaggers and sways his
insidious way around Wendy's wide-eyed defiance. Jason
plays Hook as J. M. Barrie intended himódangerous,
endlessly complex, but ever-smiling, almost as if he
were in on the very joke that brought him to Neverland
in the first place.
Very highly recommended!