NEW YORK, NY - JULY 07:  Filmmaker David Lowery attends Build to discuss the new film "A Ghost Story" at Build Studio on July 7, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
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David Lowery’s Peter Pan And Wendy Gives Us Hope For Live-Action Disney
/Film's Valerie Ettenhofer said the trailer for “Peter Pan and Wendy” makes the film look “a hell of a lot more interesting than most live-action Disney remakes we've seen in recent years.” With director David Lowery at the helm after making “Pete's Dragon,” the second best-reviewed Disney live-action remake on Rotten Tomatoes, hope is renewed for Disney's live-action films.
Lowery's deep and dark sensibilities are great for “Peter Pan and Wendy,” based on its trailer. The preview shows Wendy lamenting that her childhood will end, suggesting Lowery and his co-writer-producer, Toby Halbrooks, will explore death, mortality, and the never-ending flow of time in J.M. Barrie's source material far more than Disney's original animated movie did.
The healthy balance of real-world and digital elements on display in the trailer, coupled with pleasingly naturalistic visuals that legitimately evoke “The Revenant” at times, is a welcome balm to the uncanny-valley photo-real CG creations and murky imagery of other recent Disney live-action remakes. “Peter Pan and Wendy” arrives on Disney+ on April 28, 2023.