- Actors: Rhys Ifans
- Format: AC-3, Widescreen, NTSC
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
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- Studio: VIV
- Release Date: March 13 2012
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- ASIN: B006JN87WK
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31,106 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
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NEVERLAND INTRODUCES US TO A YOUNG LAD NAMED PETER AND HIS STREETWISE GANG, WHO ARE MYSTERIOUSLY TRANSPORTED FROM TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY LONDON INTO AN ENCHANTING PARALLEL WORLD WHERE TIME STANDS STILL AND AN ADVENTURE AWAITS LIKE NOTHING YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE.
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I do have some complaints. What was with the Slim Shady hair-do on Tinker Bell and why don't her lips move when she talks? Q'orianka Kilcher as Aaya left much to be desired. According to the film, they are in a different galaxy at the center of the universe, but they can still see Orion, 3 stars in our galaxy. This is simply impossible. If you are going to write sc-fi fantasy, why include unimportant details that are so wrong?
The movie sets up for a sequel as Hook doesn't yet have his hook. Passable film for family night. Some violence and killing. Big Spider and croc. Naked back on Anna Friel with some innuendos. PG stuff.
In 1906, the fallen arisocrat James "Jimmy" Hook (Rhys Ifans) has collected a gang of young boys who steal things for him, lead by the impish Peter Pan (Charlie Rowe). But when Jimmy and the gang vanish, Peter must use a mysterious black orb to travel into a wholly alien world -- Neverland. In this world, there are silver faeries, a pirate ship, and a lost tribe of Indians.
The pirate captain Elizabeth Bonny (Anna Friel) quickly fascinates Jimmy, especially when she reveals that the fairies have magical dust that allows flight. Peter is horrified by his father figure's betrayal, especially when the pirates kill one of the boys. His only goal is to get back to London, and the only way he knows how is to seek out a hooded man who appears in his dreams with the black orb.
With the help of Aaya (aka Tiger Lily) (Q'orianka Kilcher), Peter ventures into a strange lost city, where he discovers the truth about Neverland. But when the pirates attack and capture the boys and Aaya, Peter must use his newfound powers to save them and defeat Captain Hook...
J.M. Barrie didn't really go into the background of Peter Pan in his original novel -- Peter Pan just sort of EXISTED, like a nature sprite or some forgotten deity. But "Neverland" does do a decent job trying to spin up a backstory for Peter and Captain Hook -- it tries to explain the battle between Hook and Peter, what Neverland is, and how pirates and Indians got to it.
And there is a really whimsical, fantastical air to the story -- silver faeries, fallen comets, eight-legged crocodiles, an orb, and a vast city made of woven trees.. The giant white CGI trees are kind of goofy, though.
But the movie also uses its length to establish the bond between Peter and Hook, which is a genuine connection of father/son love and trust that is corrupted by greed and cruelty. Rowe reminds me of a younger, more expressive Daniel Radcliffe, and Ifans is absolutely brilliant as a complex man who is both cruel and kind, compassionate and utterly ruthless.
And it has a solid cast, with Anna Friel as a cold-heart swashbuckler, Bob Hoskins as Smee, and a bunch of pretty talented kids as the Lost Boys. The one problem is Kilcher, who is so wooden you could saw her into logs, but she's balanced out by a more realistic, well-rounded depiction of the Indians ("Dinner." "You're going to eat us?" "Why, do you taste good?") as shown by Raoul Trujillo and George Aguilar.
"Neverland" is a pretty decent what-if tale about the origins of Peter Pan, which does a fairly good job at explaining Neverland without robbing it of magic. Not the best classic-based miniseries, but a good one.