A nearly identical shot of Peter comes a few seconds later after he has been seen leaving the nursery and is floating outside of the window. Hogan's retelling of the classic tale that hit theatres amongst all the Oscar hopefuls and faded from memory before recouping even half of its reported 0 million dollar budget. To have to spend time telling the true story of Peter Pan would mean that the reader of the critique was robbed of an incredible children's story about a fantasy land where kids never grew up and a pirate by the name of Hook set out on a personal crusade to avenge the hand he lost in an earlier confrontation with his nemesis, Pan.
See more » Remember Betty Bronson and Ernest Torrence as both Peter Pan and Captain Hook respectively? That is because to even my amazement, the last time the true story of Peter Pan was done in a live action format was in 1924 starring the two above mentioned actors that while appearing in over 80 films collectively, we probably wouldn't recognize them if they walked down the street with name tags on their shirts. This updated version stars a bunch of newbies or character actors that might seem familiar if unplaced at the time of your viewing.
In the role of Peter Pan is Jeremy Sumpter a young child destined for stardom that first took our notice as the young Adam in Bill Paxton's Frailty.He, alongside his fairy friend known to us as Tink', he travels from Neverland to England where he hovers outside a families window to hear the stories of adventure as told by the eldest daughter, Wendy (Rachel Hurd-Wood).One of the first things you will notice while watching Peter Pan is the incredible production values.Shot in Australia and New Zealand, Universal Studios spared no expense in bringing the childhood story to life. Most fascinating is how the art of film flying has evolved from the blue screen laughers almost 80 years earlier.How Peter Pan chases his shadow, how the fairies all fly into their tree loft and the incredibly vibrant colors are all testament to P. Hogan's unique vision of telling story as it was J. Most fascinating is how the art of film flying has evolved from the blue screen laughers as seen in the Superman franchise to its perfected state in Peter Pan.
When Pan and Hook eventually fight amongst the clouds and ships masts in the climax, the shadows are just perfect, the effects are not hokey and the style allows for the actors to feel free from the restraints of the conventional wires we were accustomed to seeing in cheaper adaptations.I know what you're thinking: 'Jaime, why did you go an muck up a beautiful crochet butterfly with those gaudy rhinestones??!' and honestly, I agree with you, but I do have a good reason. Beautiful, subtle crochet anything doesn't interest her, but slap some rhinestones on it and suddenly it becomes so precious that it's like the butterfly was made out of gold.Sure, there was a few things that bothered me a little (the repeating 5 note musical score for one), but I was amazed how transformed I became while watching a movie that I was embarrassed that I coupled with Kill Bill Vol. A story that I had seen so many times before in so many formats (plays, animation etc.) was made fresh again by the highly entertaining energy that the cast all put into their roles. The cynical will call it average and those that are still drinking heavily to try and forget Steven Spielberg's 1991 failed effort Hook, might not be over the nightmares to enjoy this jaunt.I compiled this Crochet Hook Sizes and Abbreviations chart last year and although I have been linking to it from some of my posts, I thought it deserved a post of its own. We have US and UK Crochet Terminology/Abbreviations (and that’s just in English. But if you are used to using UK Terminology I don’t want you to miss out and become totally confused.If I was ever certain of anything, it's this: The Hook Makes the Project! Now, if you're a normal person, you can use these butterflies for anything.