I am fifteen years old. I watched this movie for the first time when I was thirteen, I have now watched it litterally over 70 times. I have three dvd's of it.
This movie is a classic, not to mention the brilliant dialogue and the clever humour and the deeper meaning of everthying. This movie is so clean, which is very rare nowadays; the main character, Peter, is an innocent boy of the age between, eleven and sixteen. (He says he is quite young) Rachel Hurd-Wood plays the brave, bold and adventurous, as well as sweet, sensitive and beautiful, Wendy Darling. She acts very well, especially for her first role. Peter is played by Jeremy Sumpter, who is a very pretty boy! But, just because he has some delicate features do not be fooled, he plays Peter superbly. The American accent might be frustrating for some, but I find it cute. Peter is incredibly brave, putting his life at risk for Wendy's sake, and being a great friend, father and leader to the Lost Boys. He is VERY sweet to Wendy, and she falls for him and wants to "thimble" him quite directly after they meet, (What girl wouldn't)? He says lovely things about girls, and BOWS to her when he first sees her, all of which is HIGHLY unusual for a boy at that age; however as we can see, Peter is SOME boy! He is marvelous with a sword (Jeremy Sumpter did 95% of his stunts) and very impressive at micking things (Hook's voice, and the cry of a wolf) I fell for this boy after watching it the second time. Tinker Bell is played by Ludivine Sagnier, she is a sparkling, stunning, and very jealous fairy. Who tries to kill Wendy, and when she nearly succeeds, Peter banishes her. (You are my friend no more!) Later on, Hook tricks her; pretending to be sympathetic. "Pan has taken in Wendy and banished you? The dog!" And she gives in to Hook and betrays Peter by going to "talk" with him. Towards the end, Tink shows unconditional love for Peter, by drinking poison in his stead. It is said that Peter does not have feelings by Hook, which makes Wendy cry then later, have second thoughts about staying in Neverland. But Peter shows that he cares in all he has done, taking Wendy to his home, dancing with her, and weeping when his beloved fairy dies.
Both Captain James Hook and George Darling are played by Jason Isaacs who is absolutely, without question or doubt, terrific! He is calm, and timid, as Mr. Darling, and feirce and unforgiving as Captain Hook. He is amazing with a sword, and he fights with his LEFT hand! Captain Hook is rutheless, and ever since Peter cut of his hand in battle, he has never forgiven him, and he is determined to stay on the shores of Neverland until he finishes the boy! Peter vows that, "It's Hook or me this time" but in the end, he doesn't kill Hook himslef, he merely defeats him to a point where Hook falls into the open jaws of the crocodile, who has long waited for the yummy captain. People say that Peter hates adults, but no, the reason he fights Hook is because he is evil and he lives in adventure where good triumph over evil; this is why he enjoys Wendy's stories so much. The movie has a very bittersweet ending, that I used to HATE, for the two lovers part. The "thimble" they share is beautiful in it's pureness, it isn't all messy like they are mostly in movies it was sweet and straight forward with such sweet whispering words from Wendy, "This belongs to you, and always will." And it lasts for about ten wonderful seconds where everyone looks at it and is shocked. He then EXPLODES with joy and bursts into the air, a wonderful touch. :) Anyways, there can be so much more said about this film, and story, but I have already written so much. It is made up of wonderful characters including the charming Peter, who may seem sensitive, but is very brave, and very firm. He never gives in to growing up. For all children grow up, except one.