Parents' Guide to

Peter Pan in Scarlet

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Official Peter Pan sequel doesn't soar.

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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

A orange monkey plays with peanut pan and other people

A orange monkey plays with peanut pan and other people. Some mild gun fights but most of them are with nerf guns or paintball guns. Language such as pee, poo, butt, paper, pencil, and clothing are used quit a few times. Little boi almost gets set on fire but peanut pan saves him with the power of friendship and muffin guns. Overall a very good film.

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McCaughrean has sucked out the joy, the effervescent spirit, the humor -- everything that made Peter Pan a classic -- and produced a plodding slog of a story. The original may have been dark, but it was never dreary; it was woven of dreams and fairy dust. But here a scene involving quicksand is all too emblematic.

The journey to and up the Neverpeak alone is so tedious and sprawling, not to mention grinding and miserable, that many readers who have hung in that far will drop out. Now Peter seems like a crabby old man who grumbles about pains in his joints. This joyless, forced march badly needs an infusion of happy thoughts.

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