Peter Pan & Wendy doesn’t have a reason to exist. Yet, this didn’t prevent director David Lowery from making a decent movie.
So, what do you do when you’re assigned another remake with no real compass or mission? You make a “safe” movie. Part of this is due to the lower “streaming” budget of the movie. It’s obvious that Lowery did his best to “get it done”.
If anything, I would argue this is one of the better efforts compared to the likes of the much more expensive Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, which is also what I’d expect from director David Lowery. Plus, it helps when you have Jude Law playing Captain Hook. He was more captivating than all the other cast members combined to be honest.
Disney has recently proved that a remake can be successful thanks to The Little Mermaid. However, they really must commit to it and not half-ass it or play it safe. I just wish that they did the same here. This move has a LOT of potential and it ended up being just “okay”.
Should you watch it?
The movie’s fidelity to the animated classic keeps it from achieving greatness. But this rendition has some of its own magic. Is it enough to attract viewers? who knows 🤷🏻♂️.
Where can I watch it?
You can stream Peter Pan & Wendy exclusively on Disney+ everywhere.