PAN (2015) Review
Directed by Joe Wright
Delivering dazzling visuals and a very effective use of 3D is the film’s strongest suit which it heavily relies. Pan looks beautiful but it’s also dull most of the time. It’s busy trying to present beautiful imagery rather than having cohesive and engaging sequences the audience will appreciate more. What should have been a joyous and full of life, first of a potential series turned into a tedious tale of boyhood.
The story is fine, though it doesn’t live up to what the film’s purpose is, being young and having the adventure of a lifetime. The ideas felt recycled as it copied some storylines from other epic stories for children and just laid it off as it was part of the movie which felt insincere as to what their intentions in making the film. Though a magical 3D ride, Pan feels like an unnecessary prequel to a beloved story.
Our rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
“Pan” opens October 8 in 2D, 3D and 3D4Dx cinemas nationwide from Warner Bros. Pictures. Rated PG by the MTRCB.