Pan (2015) is the live action prequel to the classic story of Peter Pan. As usual, I begin with disclaimers. As a kid, I was never a fan of the Disney version. I never liked the animation or characters. But a few years later the magnificent Hook came out and I loved it. It made me understand why Peter Pan was a classic character, and also gave me a version I could enjoy. The live action remake, Peter Pan (2003), was serviceable, mostly due to Jason Isaacs. So when Pan was announced I was intrigued. I’m always open to reimaginings. But on the other hand, the trailer did not fill me with confidence and sometimes (coughstarwarsprequelcough) filling in backstory can be detrimental to a character’s mystique.
This review contains some spoilers.