Pan/Peter Pan

@sissy15 (5386)
United States
April 23, 2017 2:09am CST
I just finished watching the movie, Pan. I actually kind of enjoyed it. When I was a kid I loved the Mary Martin version of Peter Pan. I watched it so much that I wore out the tape. I never cared for the cartoon version but for whatever reason, I absolutely loved that Mary Martin tape I had. I remember my sister recorded it for me when they would play it on I think it was CBS back in the day, I think it was around Christmas time. It's been a long time, but I still have the VHS tape of it with the commercials and all and I watched it a few years back and I remember laughing at it. It really wasn't how I remembered it. I could tell I had watched it a lot as the tape was pretty warped but it still played, I actually enjoyed the 90s commercials far more than the movie. That all being said watching Pan kind of took me back to my childhood and reminded me of my love for that movie, even though this one was way more put together as the Mary Martin version was more of a stage production. As a kid, I didn't seem to notice. I remember standing on the ottoman and thinking my happy thoughts and trying to jump off with the hope I could maybe fly. Keep in mind I was probably like 3. It's just something that sticks with me. That movie makes me think about how fun it was being a kid and dreaming of things that I know now are not real. I know that a human can't fly without some assistance but back then anything was possible. When I watched this movie I did realize there were several differences but I still liked it, even if the normally attractive Hugh Jackman was an ugly pirate. I remember seeing the previews back when they were getting ready to release it and wanting to see it. I know some people didn't care for the movie but I think part of the reason I liked it so much was just because it reminded me of an old childhood favorite. I kept thinking the little boy somewhat reminded me of my son. Something about the facial structure or something but I kept seeing my own little boy in that kid and I am sure that helped. I also actually liked the more modern music they used and I know some people don't like when they use modern music in a movie that's meant to be set during WWII but I kind of liked it. They used Nirvana and The Ramones two bands I love. Peter Pan always kind of reminds me of everything magical about childhood. I've been on this nostalgia kick lately, probably because the 90s are very in right now and I grew up in the heart of the 90s being born in 87. I just remembering telling my brother I wanted to be Peter Pan and he told me I couldn't be because Peter Pan is a boy and I laughed at him and said: "He's played by a girl stupid." I liked the idea of never growing up and going to Neverland as a kid. When you're a kid there are no real limitations at least not when it comes to your imagination. As an adult, we have to grow up and leave most of it behind. That all being said I really did enjoy Pan but I can't say everyone will. It was a decent family movie and it kept my son entertained until he fell asleep. It was past his bedtime but it's rare for him to be that zoned into a movie to have it make him stop playing and get tired and he didn't budge while it was on. It's not the traditional version of Peter Pan but it's definitely interesting.
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@Courtlynn (66586)
• United States
23 Apr 17
I only ever watched the cartoon. But probably only 3 times
@sissy15 (5386)
• United States
24 Apr 17
The cartoon version isn't bad but I was always big on live action movies/theatrical musicals as a kid. My second favorite at that age was The Wizard of Oz. I think the one animated movie I did love at that age was Lady and the Tramp and later I loved Toy Story, Lion King, and Pocahontas. Even as a kid I loved non-animated movies. I still have a love of old movies as an adult. I loved Yours Mine and Ours as a kid with Lucille Ball and I also loved Sabrina with Audrey Hepburn.
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@Courtlynn (66586)
• United States
24 Apr 17
@sissy15 the wizard of Oz is good. Ive always been more the cartoon movie/show person. Love toy Story and lion king
@sissy15 (5386)
• United States
24 Apr 17
@Courtlynn I was always considered odd as a kid lol, most of the stuff I watched other kids hadn't even heard of. My favorite TV show as a kid was I Love Lucy. I did like some cartoons obviously but I still had a love for musicals and old movies. I will probably make my son watch Singin' in the Rain with me soon, he's mostly a cartoon movie kid but he does love any movie with a lot of action like Jumanji or superhero movies. He liked Pan.
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• United States
23 Apr 17
I had wondered how the movie was. I do enjoy Hugh Jackman. He really can get into character. Sometimes it takes me by surprise that it is him playing the character. When we were children and watched Peter Pan, I do believe we all thought we could fly. We could fight off the pirates and be young forever. Oh the magic of childhood. Little were our cares and woes and many our delights.
@sissy15 (5386)
• United States
24 Apr 17
You know, it's a really good movie. I love Hugh Jackman I swear that man is good at everything he does even if I thought Les Mis was overrated I still think he did well with it. He made an awesome Blackbeard, very believable. As ugly as I thought he was in that movie part of me still found him attractive lol, but he's an amazing actor and I don't think there's much he can't do. You're right, it's just part of the magic of childhood. I couldn't help but like the movie as it reminded me of my love for the Mary Martin version. I just hope I don't see my son trying to jump off of things now lol.
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• United States
24 Apr 17
@sissy15 now that I think about it, I remember my kids jumping off furniture. I also remember them having their fair share of eggs on their noggins as well!
@sissy15 (5386)
• United States
24 Apr 17
@ElusiveButterfly lol, I think that's par for the course. I always had bruised knees and things as a kid. I think it just comes with the territory. My son is cautious but sometimes he does think he's superman.
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@celticeagle (117156)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Apr 17
I think that Peter Pan was one of the movies we got the kids that is now worn out and we have thrown it out. So much playing. That and The Lion King.
@sissy15 (5386)
• United States
24 Apr 17
My VHS is pretty worn but is still somewhat watchable it's difficult to find that version anymore so I really can't replace it. I also watched The Lion King a lot as well as Toy Story.
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@celticeagle (117156)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Apr 17
@sissy15 .....We've worn them all out.
@sissy15 (5386)
• United States
24 Apr 17
@celticeagle I think had I watched mine anymore I probably would have.
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• Banks, Oregon
23 Apr 17
Peter Pan is one of those movies that has been made.so many times in different versions and I have loved all of the ones I have watchdd
@sissy15 (5386)
• United States
23 Apr 17
I think I have too, although for some reason I was never a fan of the cartoon version. Even as a kid I almost always preferred the live action type movies.