Peter Pan Reviews
Let me just ask you one question Disney. What were you thinking during the making of this film!? Seriously! Peter Pan & Tinker Bell may be one of the most iconic characters in the cannon. But they are not likable whatsoever! First of all, not only are they arrogant jerks, but they're also bullies! Peter teases Captain Hook in a very sinister and mean-spirited way that you actually start to root for Hook to take out Peter. He even laughs at Wendy when she's getting splashed by the mermaids! Now I know what a lot of you are thinking. "But he's supposed to be like that because J.M Barrie portrayed him as a sociopath in the original play!" Yes. I understand that. But this is Disney that were talking about. So I think that it's exceptional to expect them to put more heart and warmth into him. But now let's go to Tinker Bell. Holy Cow! She is worse! Peter may only be a border-line sociopath. But Tinker Bell IS a sociopath. She literally get's ticked off and jealous because of Wendy's affection for Peter! Which okay. Is understandable to an extent. But then she actually starts to kill her off! If that isn't psychotic, then I don't know what is.
On the bright side of the film. The rest of the characters are awesome! Captain Hook is incredibly amusing and lifelike. Especially given the fact that he is voiced by Hans Conried. His crew is also lifelike and great. The Indians (While stereotyped and offensive to some) are a good edition to the film. I especially like the song "What makes the red man red". Speaking of the songs. They are no doubt the best part of the film! They all are catchy and beautiful in their own right. My personal favorite being "The Second Star to the Right". The animation is also (Of course) some of the best that Disney has offered.
I would give this film a higher rating if it hadn't been for those mean-spirited "hero's". However. Do those characters outweigh the rest of the film? Absolutely not! I still think that this film is brilliant. And I still think that anyone should watch it if they haven't.
|It's an 7,9 out of 10|
Don't get me wrong, Peter Pan wasn't terrible or anything but it was awfully forgettable, must be why I never revisited this before unlike other Disney films.