Watch: Peter Pan 2003 123movies, Full Movie Online – In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling, and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland. Wendy and her brothers join Peter and the Lost Boys in an exhilarating life–free of grown-up rules–while also facing the inevitable showdown with Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates..
Plot: In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland.
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The best Peter Pan to date, unfortunately at the wrong time.
Up front I will say it: this is the best Peter Pan adaptation yet, and in what follows I will tell you why. Despite the film’s quality, it failed at the box office, and for good reason. Insight into that shall be revealed as well. Such sage wisdom ye shall not find in other reviews. Read on.
The main thing that sets this adaptation apart from previous attempts is sexual tension. Yes, sexual tension. If you’ve read other reviews, no doubt it has been mentioned. Many people seem to take offense at said tension. Such people seem to forget what it was like to be in the age bracket of 12 – 14. The makers of this film don’t dance around the fact that Wendy has just met the boy of her dreams, and he is ready to whisk her off to fantasy land. Much is made of the fact that they meet in the bedroom and play father and mother to the lost boys. The relationship of these two pre-teens is as complex as any two adults in any other movies. And the young actors handle the relationship with grace and authenticity.
The production itself is beautiful, albeit stylized. The filmmakers do not mask that neverland is a fantasy world, and it stays that from beginning to end. Every frame in this movie is beautiful. There are some moments that are literally breathtaking.
Ultimately what makes this film excellent is that it tells a story. And this story is centered on Wendy, and the boy of her dreams: Peter Pan. Except he cannot be the man of her dreams, and that is truly tragic. Captain Hook is the opposite: a man who cannot be young. A man who is “old, alone, and done-for” according to Pan. We end up exploring Wendy’s psyche throughout the film, and it is almost perfectly achieved.
But why did this film fail at the box office? Competetion. Who can possibly defeat Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter, two bigger and much more commercial adaptations of fantasy books? This film deserves to be a classic and is one of the best fantasy movies to date. All should see it, young and old. It is rich, beautiful, and exciting.
If only all “remakes” were this good…
…Hollywood might never have to grow up. But then again, this gem of a film wasn’t made in Hollywood; instead, it comes to us from Down Under, and the Australian film industry has put yet another notch in its belt.
Lovingly directed and co-scripted by P.J. Hogan, along with Michael Goldenberg, the man who ably crafted the screen adaptation of Carl Sagan’s “Contact,” this version of J.M. Barrie’s timeless tale is a more than satisfying joy to behold. All the expected descriptives apply: delightful, entrancing, wonderful, magical, enchanting, charming; take your pick or provide your own. The art direction and production design are superb, as is the costuming. The special effects are indeed special, particularly those involving Tinkerbelle. The casting is perfect, especially that of newcomer Rachel Hurd-Wood (who for whatever reason reminded me of the young Hayley Mills) as Wendy, Jason Isaacs as a marvelous, nuanced Captain Hook and diametrically opposite John Darling, and the wildly expressive Ludivine Sagnier as a surprisingly sexy Tink. Make no mistake though, Jeremy Sumpter as Peter Pan is no slouch–his work in Tom Paxton’s “Frailty” was no fluke–and the rest of the cast is remarkable as well. Even James Newton Howard’s score is satisfyingly evocative. Having recently seen the beautiful and moving “Finding Neverland,” I was very well taken with this virtually flawless production. In fact, I’d have to say that it has placed itself ahead of the much-cherished Disney animated version in the heart of my inner child. My only regrets are that I missed it in the theater and that my first viewing of it was a dreaded full-screen library copy, but I’ll be quite happy to add a proper widescreen edition to my DVD library.
I think what struck me most (and others have commented on this) was the honest portrayal of the subtext of adolescent yearning and fear, something sorely lacking in both the Disney cartoon and in the various stage presentations. This is, at its core, a story about the delicious frictions between the tremulous anticipation of growing into adulthood and the glorious freedom of childhood innocence, and Hogan steers that tumultuous sea of conflict with a sure and steady hand at the rudder. The relationship of Wendy and Peter is played with great finesse by two gifted young actors, and the film is all the better for it.
Though rated PG by the typically namby-pamby MPAA, this “Peter Pan” is truly a family film. Only an obdurate curmudgeon could find fault with it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min), 1 hr 47 min (107 min) (theatrical), 2 hr 13 min (133 min) (director’s cut)
Genre Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Director P.J. Hogan
Writer J.M. Barrie, P.J. Hogan, Michael Goldenberg
Actors Jeremy Sumpter, Jason Isaacs, Olivia Williams
Country United Kingdom, United States, Australia
Awards 3 wins & 13 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix SDDS, DTS-ES, Dolby Digital EX
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1 (TV version) (Cameroon), 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 435, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo and C-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Atlab Film Laboratory Service, Sydney, Australia
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 500T 5279, Vision Expression 500T 5284)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)