Review process: two scores assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)
(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)
(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.
(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)
(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so
SW score: 28
2 out of 5 octopi
++I loved the Disney Peter Pan version. The one from 1953. It had charm and heart and sure it had sappiness but it wasn’t entirely saccharine. Spielberg is not an edgy director nor do I look to his films for that vibe. But this one has no meat and potatoes with the pudding. The characters aren’t developed well at all. There are a lot of nice effects and things are put together well. But there’s no heart here.
Robin Williams is good, though. There aren’t many actors who can capture the energy of a kid like Robin Williams could. It’s a shame his talents were stuck in this flick.