starring the late Mary Martin as Peter and Sir Cyril Ritchard as Capt. Hook.
I was hooked.
I'm still scared that if I hang a foot or arm off the end of the bed, a crocodile is gonna
snatch it off while I'm sleeping. To date I've seen just about any and every version of
this classic tale and of course read the novel by J.M. Barrie. I was gonna pan outta
viewing this latest film adaptation until I brought it home and thought, what the heck, I'd
give it a try.
It explores an interesting angle. . .that Hook and Peter once were friends and not always
aversaries. It stars Hugh Jackman, who I enjoy his work. It also has refreshing newcomer,
the 13 year old, Levi Miller, in the title role. His expressive eyes only adds to his
Adding to the charm of this film is a score that is both lively and supportive. The CGI is
okay. I liked the way the pirate ships float in space. Garrett Hedlun (of Friday Night
Lights fame) shows some potential to play a more devious role in the obvious sequel.
It is rated PG and not that scary. I almost was able to let my arm drift off the bedside as
I fell asleep the night I watched this film. Almost...
Such is the dilemma for Claire Randall, the main character in Diana Gabaldon's epic novel, Outlander, published in 1991 and recently adapted into a TV mini-series. Claire is a WWII nurse in England who reunites with her husband, post-war, for a second honeymoon in Scotland. While visiting a historic hilltop, Claire is mysteriously transported back to 1743, where she must worry for her life, find the secret to her journey into the past, and somehow overcome immense odds to return to her husband, who is determinedly searching for her in 1945.
This series is well-written, keeping true to Gabaldon's suspenseful plot. The scenery is breathtaking and the soundtrack perfectly underscores the drama of the period. This series should be the first choice you make for date night with that someone who is special. It has a little bit of everything: action, romance, humor, history, and grown men in kilts!
If you enjoy watching, make sure to place a hold on Outlander Season 1 / Volume 2.