PAN – A World Premiere

As events go. this one was pretty special!

We were invited along to the World Premiere (yes you read that correctly) of brand new Hugh Jackman film, PAN!

pen movie premiere

How exciting is that? I did wonder if it would be as amazing as it sounded. Last year we attended a premiere and it WAS fab, but we didn’t get to mingle with the celebrities really because they seemed to go through a different entrance onto the red carpet and the rest of us mere mortals went in later!

This one was very different!

As soon as we arrived in Leicester Square we got a sense of something very important happening. The whole of the ‘square’ itself had been cut off to the public (who had to walk a different way round) and it had been turned into what can only be described as a film set from the PAN movie itself!

PAN movie premiere

Once we had passed security and handed in our tickets, we walked through the gates and into the event. Instead of a red carpet, it was blue… to imitate the sea. There were film camera’s and press photographers everywhere, it was so exciting!

The star of the film, Hugh Jackman, who plays Blackbeard, was walking around casually chatting to TV interviewers and fans before heading up onto the main platform to be interviewed. He looked ever so dashing, I’m just a bit disappointed I didn’t manage to grab a selfie with him! Damn!

hugh jackman pan premiere

The whole blue carpet event was being streamed live by Warner Bros. The sets were so big and colourful, so much to take in…. but it gave us a glimpse into what the wonderful Neverland would look like in the film!

pan premiereMy daughter posing with some dodgy looking pirates!

pan premiereAnd here meeting her very own tooth fairy 😉

We also rubbed shoulders with the other stars of the film, including Cara Delevegne who plays 3 mermaids….cara delevingne

Cute as a button Levi Miller who plays Peter….  (apologies for poor photo quality here)

levi miller

Also Garrett Hudland who plays Hook and Rooney Mara who plays Tiger Lily. I was in my element walking around, soaking up the atmosphere…. but soon we were being ushered inside to take our seats ready for the Premiere.

pan movie premiere

So what’s the film like?

Well, first of all, it’s a prequel. It let’s us in on the early life of Peter Pan and takes us on a journey from his very humble beginnings in a London orphanage, to being whisked away on board a flying Jolly Rodger ship to Neverland! It’s here where he find out who he truly is.

I loved the imagination behind it. The film was heartwarming and felt truly magical the whole way through. It was fast paced with lots of action packed and dare devil moments. The special effects were amazing.

We loved it!

My mind was still somewhere in the original story for a while though trying to link everything together, but I didn’t need to.

You see, with this film, you really don’t need to know or remember the original because this could be a standalone story all of it’s own. There are nods of course to the famous Peter Pan story that we know and love, and most of the characters are there but the emphasis is on different ones. Tinkerbell for example only makes a fleeting visit and Tiger Lily takes more of lead role. Hook isn’t the Hook we’re all used to, it’s Blackbeard who’s the one we’re loving to hate here!

Little Levi Miller, who plays PAN was sooo cute. He was brilliant and appeared in almost every single scene bless him.

Hugh Jackman was hardly recognisable as Captain BlackBeard. He was fabulous and deliciously bad! (I just love Hugh).

I won’t give away the storyline as  I think it will spoil it for you, but I definitely think it could carry on further into a follow up…. I’d love to see more!

The movie is out on general release on 16th October… Make sure you go and see it, it’s a great film that the whole family can enjoy together.

We were very kindly offered complimentary tickets for the Premiere but I was under no obligation to write this review. All words and opinions my own.


  1. Oh wow! How amazing, so jealous! Will defo be taking the girls to see this, they love Peter Pan.xx

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