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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Movie Review: Peter Pan

"The timeless story as you've never seen it before", says the poster. That's the truth, and it's a good thing. This is a fairy tale, but definitely not in the same way as Disney's version, with its blundering Hook and comical croc. Instead, we have a villain who taunts a vanquished (and pre-teen) foe with the prospect of dying alone and unloved, and a veritable leviathan of a sea stalker.

As part of the more grown-up telling of this story, the filmmakers also play up the tension between Peter and Wendy. There's nothing more than a kiss or two, but there are lots of humorous references to the thumble/kiss confusion and a very sweet explanation of a girl's first kiss.

All in all, a very good movie. I wasn't expecting it, but I found myself entertained through the whole thing. Highly recommended for a little diversion.


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