What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie is OK for early tweens who aren't frightened by a brief but graphic image of Captain Hook's amputated arm as he puts on one of his hooks. The movie has a lot of fantasy violence, including swordfights, guns, and hitting below the belt. Pirates are killed. We see boys' bare behinds. There are a couple of sweet kisses and some subtle references to puberty. Characters drink and smoke and a pirate offers liquor and cigars to a child.
- Families can talk about why someone might not want to grow up. What do grown-ups do to keep the best part of childhood inside themselves? Is that what Barrie was doing in writing this story?