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YMMV: Peter Pan

Mainly from the novel or play

Disney's Peter Pan

  • Adaptation Displacement: The movie adds "star" to the book's quote "Second star to the right and straight on til morning", which is almost invariably how the phrase is quoted, often even with mistaken attribution to Barrie.
  • Ascended Extra : Tinker Bell
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The crocodile looking at the camera and smiling. Even Peter is like "WTF".
  • Ear Worm: The crocodile's tick-tock song
    • Also, Values Dissonance or not, "What Made the Red Man Red?"
    • "You Can Fly" and "Follow The Leader" also count.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, and Tick Tock the Crocodile, probably for having the funniest moments.
  • Evil Is Cool: Captain Hook, again. It was said that Hans Conried really had fun doing Hook's voice.
  • Fair for Its Day: The movie's embarrassing portrayal of the Indian tribe was actually one of the more positive representations of American Indians at the time.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The first words in the film (by an unnamed narrator) are "All this has happened before...and it will happen again."
  • Ho Yay: Hook and Smee. Smee seems to live for nothing more than serving Hook, which he does quite cheerfully. He's also quite the bumbler, and yet Hook hasn't killed him yet, despite shooting a man for singing distractingly or hurling one overboard for an irksome comment. He also calls exclusively for Smee with insane gusto any time he needs saving, and during the 'life of a pirate' song there's the affectionate little feather tickle Hook gives Smee, and Smee seems quite smitten by it. In Return to Neverland the octopus gives Hook a kiss with one sucker, which Hook accepts with no problem because he thinks it's from Smee. Smee also gives the Captain a rough massage.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Tinkerbell.
    • Captain Hook qualifies too, he may be evil but he suffers more than he deserves and unlike most Disney Villains has an understandable reason to want to kill his nemesis.
  • Memetic Mutation: "SMEEEEE!!!"
    • Captain Hook shooting the accordion-playing pirate, whose song is usually replaced with a different song in YouTube Poops.
    • "We were only trying to drown her!"
  • Newer Than They Think: Specifically, the line in the novel read "second to the right". All Disney did was add the word "star" after "second".
  • Nightmare Fuel: David Hall's early treatment of the film is even further from the play and extremely horrific.
  • One-Scene Wonder: The mermaids are in one scene, but are well remembered by many, particularly their Memetic Mutation line.
  • Smurfette Breakout: Tinkerbell has her own spinoff franchise.
  • Tear Jerker: Tinkerbell's death in the sequel. Jane hearing that it'll happen soon and rushing back towards the tree, calling out for her. She arrives too late and finds Tinkerbell dead. Although she is revived two minutes later, it's still quite the heart-wrenching scene - especially with the reprise of "I'll Try" playing over it.
  • Unfortunate Implications: The racism in J.M. Barrie's book is awkward enough today, but Disney takes it Up to Eleven. One of the most glaring examples are the juxtaposition of teepees and totem poles - these belonged to two completely different cultures, and are as awkward and unrealistic as the Eiffel Tower in Moscow. The song What Made the Red Man Red? also implies that the "red man" used to be white (Eurocentricism/Anglocentrism).
    • The Indians obviously aren't meant to represent any specific tribe or culture (in fact at the time the novel was written "Indian" was used to mean almost any low-tech native culture). The fact that so many stereotypes in the scene are played to negative and comical effect have quite enough Unfortunate Implications on their own.
    • Return to Neverland portrays Jane as unreasonable that she worried about the things around her, such as whether her soldier father will die in World War II and the freaking London Blitz.
  • Values Dissonance: Watching "What Made the Red Man Red?" today can be uncomfortable to say the least.

Peter Pan (live-action film)

  • Accidental Innuendo: "Both hands." Probably doubles as Squick for many.
    • "You'll never make a man out of me!"
  • Awesome Music: Well, the music was after all, composed by James Newton Howard. So awesome that Disney stole it for use in their Disneyland commercials.
    • Just try and not get chills when the kids first fly to Neverland.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Captain Hook gets this treatment a lot in fanfics, usually just because he's played by Jason Isaacs. He's usually depicted as the Draco to Wendy's Hermione.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Slightly. The actor who plays him admitted to being surprised at having so many fans after doing only one film.
  • Foe Yay: The film turns this Up to Eleven between Hook and Peter.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: All the talk about Peter being afraid of love and of his own sexuality becomes funny if you know that Jeremy Sumpter went on to star in a notoriously bad Lifetime movie about a teenager getting addicted to internet porn.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Peter. Hook too, to some extent, but this version constantly squanders this sympathy.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The more monstrous portrayal of the mermaids and the only one to date to actually show the stump of Hook's severed arm.
    • Hook's eyes actually do turn red as he attempts to murder an unarmed Peter Pan.
  • No Yay:
    • Sometimes the response to the Hook/Wendy dynamic, including from several professional reviewers. Word of God says they didn't realize when they were shooting just how that was going to look on film.
      • Never mind that it's a pretty accurate portrayal of Wendy's attraction to Hook in the novel.
      • One reviewer didn't have a problem with that as much as with his perception of Hook's attraction to her.
    • The Foe Yay between Hook and Peter can fall into this category, too.
    • One reviewer speculated that a lot of the creepiness could be attributed to the fact that Hook has No Sense of Personal Space with either of them. At all. Jason Isaacs has mentioned in interviews how incredibly uncomfortable some of that was to portray.
  • Tear Jerker: Hook giving Peter a verbal No-Holds-Barred Beatdown, implying Wendy will leave and forget him, in order to break him.
  • Toy Ship: John with Princess Tiger Lily
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The fairy dance scene in particular.

Peter Pan (musical)

  • Values Dissonance: A ceremony the Indians hold for Peter consists mainly of singing gibberish meant to sound like a native language.

East Of Kensington

  • Alas, Poor Villain: You can't help but feel bad for "The Mysterious Stranger" once it's revealed that he is an old very mentally broken Micheal.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: As depressing as the background music in this film is you can't deny it's beauty.
  • Rewatch Bonus: Watch it a second time and pay close attention to the camera angels, walls, the things the characters look at and you'll see a whole lot of foreshadowing.
    • A good example would be the bells on the nursery room window.
  • Tear Jerker: The whole damned thing.

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