An underperforming fantasy which failed to fantasize “Pan”



Pan is an American fantasy adventure film. It is a family movie and is directed by Joe Wright and written by Jason Fuchs. The film acts as a prequel to the Scottish author J. M. Barrie’s legendary Peter Pan story. The Peter Pan has deep roots in film history and was first staged in 1904. The movie acts as a foundational story for Peter Pan and Captain Hook. The film globally premiered in London, England on September 20, 2015, although it had its theatrical release in the United States on October 9, 2015, by Warner Bros. Pictures.


The movie boasted a pretty charismatic cast which included Levi Miller as Peter Pan, Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard, Garrett Hedlund as James Hook, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily, Adeel Akhtar as Mr. Smee, Lewis MacDougall as Nibs, Amanda Seyfried as Mary, Nonso Anozie as Bishop, Jack Charles as Chief Great Little Panther, Cara Delevingne as the mermaids, Na Tae-joo as Kwahu, Kathy Burke as Mother Barnabas, Kurt Egyiawan as Murray, Paul Kaye as Mutti Voosht, Emerald Fennell as Commander, Jack Lowden as Dobkin and Bronson Webb as Steps.


The storyline of our movie revolves around the miserable existence at an orphanage in the city of London as a 12-year-old boy, Peter (Levi Miller) finds himself gusted away into a magical universe full of fantasies called Neverland. Peter goes through a series of events of adventure as he bumps into a new friend James Hook (Garrett Hedlund) and the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara). The movie takes turns as they band together to form a coalition and save Neverland from the legendary merciless pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman). Along the way, the seditious and roguish young boy uncovers his true fate of becoming the hero eternally known as Peter Pan.

Critical Reception

The movie received generally negative and unfavorable views from the critics as it under-performed at the box office and was a total disaster. The movie being loud and bumbling, it almost seemed like a very obvious attempt to launch a franchise based on financial rationale instead of a creative one. While the movie was praised for its special effects, it was criticized for its awful performances and the storyline felt like a total crib sheet.

On the Box Office

By November 24, 2015, Pan had earned $31.8 million in North America and $89 million in other regions, making it a global total of $123.1 million, against a budget of $150 million.