I walked into Pan hoping that the critics got this movie wrong. The person that was wrong was me. I was disappointed with this film which I honestly expected to be better than it was. But I was wrong. Very wrong. Lets start with what is good in this film.
I thought Levi Miller did a good job as Peter Pan considering that this is his first film. I just hope that he won't become the next Jake llyod who was cast in a big film role and the movie ended up being bad. I also liked Garret Hedlund as Hook as he was the kind of guy whose suave around the ladies.
Now the bad part: Although I liked the performance given, the character of Hook is not the one seen in this film. This is not how I think the character of Hook should be like. I think that Rooney Mara was miscast here. She has talent just not here. The CGI in this film is just horrible. With a $150 million budget they could have done better but instead everything looks fake. A film tries to make you believe that anything is possible, that fiction can become reality but this movie make Neverland look fake.
So overall Pan is a disappointing movie that could have been better than this.
Hook's turn to the evil side never happens in the film. We never got to know how he betrayed Peter (and we most likely will never know)