Fly Away with Peter Pan and Wendy

The Stream: Random storyline and character is a bit strange

The Big Screen: Big imagination and production value

The Final Bill: Good family flick with a new spin on an old story

– S2S: Movie Review
Director: David Lowery
Writers: David Lowery, Toby Halbrooks, J.M. Barrie
Stars: Alexander Molony, Ever Anderson, Jude Law, Yara Shahidi
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Rating: PG
Runtime: 1 hour 41 minutes
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Whitaker Entertainment, Roth/Kirschenbaum Films
Platform: Disney+
Coming soon from Disney: The Little Mermaid, Elemental, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, The Haunted Mansion, Elio, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3, The Marvels

Welcome back, dreamers and streamers! This weekend we were able to watch Peter Pan and Wendy from Disney+. Based on J. M. Barrie’s novel Peter and Wendy and inspired by the 1953 animated classic, Peter Pan and Wendy is the timeless tale of a young girl who, defying her parents’ wishes to attend boarding school, travels with her two younger brothers to the magical Neverland. There, she meets a boy who refuses to grow up, a tiny fairy and an evil pirate captain, and they soon find themselves on a thrilling and dangerous adventure far, far away from their family and the comforts of home.

Disney really knows how to make animated movies come to life. I mean, can you all be any more magical? Enough is enough, but also keep it up. It’s so much so that I’m shocked that this didn’t even have a short run in the theaters. Yes, this story is played out, but this version is just begging to be seen on the big screen. From the landscapes to the flying and even the transformation of Jude Law into Capt. Hook, Disney really just out does themselves. Disney has a blueprint in how you make viewers care about what’s happening on the screen. The storytelling is vivid and deep in this movie. Now, there is one random character in this movie that I’m still confused about. I have no clue why she is in the movie. It was very weird and almost like they said let’s hit some diversity points with this one. But for real, if other people that are adults live on Neverland doesn’t that destory the whole point of the Neverland story? I’m just so confused. Honestly, that’s me stretching to find something wrong with this streaming feature film. The only other thing I can say is they barely used Yara Shahidi! Come on! Even Julia Roberts got more substantive work in Hook!

S2S: Official Rating Scale

At the end of the day, Peter Pan and Wendy is a good coming of age flick on Disney+. The movie is full of imagination, wonder and nostalgia but infuses current cultural values. The characters have depth that isn’t really existent in other Peter Pan iterations. The movie is fun and deep at the same time. Definitely a family flick that should be seen especially for those with kids who are a bit afraid to grow up. Grab a big box of popcorn and bangarang!