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.