I love Peter Pan. Who doesn’t? Who doesn’t enjoy a story about a bunch of kids finding themselves in a magical land and learning awesome new things, like how to fly? I especially love Hook, which takes place years after the original story and features a much older Peter relearning what it’s like to be imaginative again, and how to be a better father. So when I heard that Pan, a prequel to a magical tale I adore so much, was being made, naturally I was giddy with excitement.
Unfortunately, I think I might have gotten my hopes higher than I should. Almost immediately, the internet banded together to criticize the movie’s casting choices, specifically that white actress Rooney Mara is playing the Native American princess, Tiger Lily.
Oh, God, why? Why is this happening?
Sadly, I actually think this still looks like a good movie. I just don’t think I would ever be able to bring myself to watch it because of the casting decision.