Deborah Ross

The magic is missing in this remake: Disney’s Peter Pan & Wendy reviewed

Jude Law, as Captain Hook, is the only one with any charisma

This Neverland is not a dazzling, fantastical place. It’s more like a Scottish island: (l-r) Alexander Molony as Peter Pan, Ever Anderson as Wendy, Joshua Pickering as John Darling and Jacobi Jupe as Michael Darling. Photo courtesy of Disney. © 2023 Disney Enterprises, inc. All rights reserved

Peter Pan & Wendy is Disney’s latest live-action remake (the animated version was in 1953) and it’s quite the sombre affair. It takes itself and its story so seriously that I kept waiting for it to be fun and it never was. There is an underlying sadness to J.M. Barrie’s original story, but it is also funny and joyous and exciting.

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