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Peter Pan

2004-01-17 06:25:47.96442+00 by Dan Lyke 7 comments

For some reason, we wanted a movie tonight. Any movie, out. We looked at Big Fish, but assorted reviews made it out to be quite treacly in a Wet What Dreams May Come sort of way. Charlene couldn't get excited about John Walker Lindh goes to Japan Dances with Samurai, there were a bunch of what looked to be really lame romantic comedies, and I couldn't quite convince her that the highly reviewed but surreal and nearly dialog-free Triplets of Belleville was worth a look. So down the line we said "no, no, no" until we came to this review of the latest adaptation of Peter Pan:

If you like your filmic adaptations of legendary children's lit red-hot steamy than jump on-board this imaginative treat. The closest we'll ever get to a faithfully XXX Peter Pan, this very-storybook retelling is certainly uh, adventuresome.

Like Tom Lehrer[Wiki], we were able to adopt the mindset that "when correctly viewed / everything is lewd" and quite enjoyed it. Not a great film, but entertaining, and the state of animation and visual effects has certainly advanced a hell of a lot over the past few years, the seamless shifts between live action and animation worked fairly well.

[ related topics: Children and growing up Erotic Animation Movies ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: Peter Pan made: 2004-01-17 20:42:46.607646+00 by: Bill Altreuter

I'd say "Big Fish" is better than "What Dreams May Come", but that would really be damning it with faint praise, wouldn't it? I suppose my recomendation would be based on one's response to Edward Scissorhands. I liked them both in about the same way, and about as much.

I'd been inclined to give "Peter Pan" a miss, but I'm as dirty minded as anyone, so maybe I'll allow myself to be guided by your aesthetic.

#Comment Re: Peter Pan made: 2004-01-17 22:25:17.886285+00 by: Dan Lyke

I'm not necessarily recommending it, it was a decent kid's movie, but don't go out and see it if you weren't already interested.

#Comment Re: Peter Pan made: 2004-01-18 21:31:25.29648+00 by: petronius

I saw In America yesterday, and cannot recommend it enough. Its Hell's Kitchen through a child's eyes, which turns it into an almost magical place. The acting is uniformly good, and the two children are amazing. A true must see.

#Comment Re: Peter Pan made: 2004-01-19 04:17:56.152051+00 by: Pete

I just saw Bubba Ho-Tep, with Bruce Fucking Campbell there to answer questions. Who wants to touch me?

I had a great time, but the honest truth is that at least half of it was watching it with a fully involved crowd that was ready for fun.

"I'm thinking with sand here!"

#Comment Re: Peter Pan made: 2004-01-19 22:07:51.778741+00 by: Shawn [edit history]

I finally saw Army Of Darkness for the first time last week. I like Bruce Campbell, or at least all his TV stuff I've seen (which is all I'd seen), but after years of hearing people rave about Army, I was less than impressed. It had some great lines and great shots, but as a whole it was so-so. I'm willing to accept that it may be because the genre just isn't my thing, though. I loved Spaceballs, but was bored with Blazing Saddles - westerns fall only slightly above horror in my preference book.

I think the new Pan looks like it could be interesting, but I haven't yet been able to convince Katrina to go. And I can't seem to find Dances With Samurai anywhere. What's that one?

#Comment Re: Peter Pan made: 2004-01-19 22:15:38.8429+00 by: Dan Lyke

Sorry, it's that latest Tom Cruise movie The Last Samurai[Wiki]. Everyone I know who's seen it compares it to Dances With Wolves[Wiki].

#Comment Re: Peter Pan made: 2004-01-20 20:02:33.307156+00 by: Shawn

Ah. In a the good or bad way? I can't get Katrina to go see that either. Cruise is near the top of her list (right after Travolta - speaking of looking freaky, who chose that picture?) of people she won't see because they scare her. (Has mostly to do with the freaky look in their eyes, and some to do with them being Scientologists.)