Family Movie Review-Pan

“Holly on Hollywood”

by Holly McClure


“Pan” stars Levi Miller as Peter, a 12-year-old orphan who’s taken from a wicked orphanage to the magical world of Neverland.  Amid “Never-birds” (skeletal dinosaurs), mermaids and fairies, Peter becomes friends with Hook (Garrett Hedlund), who’s a good guy, Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and of course Tinker Bell, who help him fight off the villainous pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman).  Peter’s quest is to discover his destiny and fulfill a prophecy to become Peter Pan!     

This PG fantasy adventure has intense action, mild language, chase scenes, gunfire that turns victims into clouds of brightly-colored smoke and scary giant birds. The prequel is loosely based on the beloved J.M. Barrie characters, only this version doesn’t have the warm fuzzy feel of “Hook”. This “Pan” is fast paced with a subtle “savior theme”, about the destiny of a gifted child born of a fairy prince and a human girl named Mary.

The special f/x extravaganza is luscious with bright colors, wild sets, exotic locations, an animated “memory tree”, colorful costumes, a modern score that includes a Nirvana song and a talented cast like Jackman and Mara, who bring a modern 21st century look to their characters.  “Pan” is visual energy that kids will enjoy and relate to, more than adults…and that’s the real message of Peter Pan!

“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”

~Holly On Hollywood~


Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.

Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.

In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.

Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!

For more information visit Hollymcclure.com or IMDB.com



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