REVIEW WRITTEN BY TONY HICKS
Let’s be honest. A film about a kid abducted by flying pirates — and swept off to a place where fish live in sky bubbles and boys dig fairy dust from a quarry so a guy can keep looking like 1980s-vintage Prince — isn’t supposed to make sense.
That said, “Pan” doesn’t make a lot of sense. But it’s not the story line that’s the problem.
It’s a prequel to a classic, beloved story, and successfully revisiting that world requires something special. That doesn’t happen, even though director Joe Wright probably thought he had a magical formula, with gorgeous scenery and nice music and all the requisite swashbuckling action (too much at times).
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Levi Miller as Peter and Garrett Hedlund as Hook in ‘Pan.’ (Laurie Sparham/Warner Bros. Pictures)