Whoa! It has been a minute since I have been around, but I must say, it’s good to be back!
Now that is out of the way, can we discuss Come Away the movie?
About Come Away
In this imaginative origin story of two of the most beloved characters in literature – Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland – eight-year-old Alice (Keira Chansa), her mischievous brother Peter (Jordan A. Nash) and their brilliant older sibling David (Reece Yates) let their imaginations run wild one blissful summer in the English countryside.
I have to admit, I expected a full “remake” of the classic Alice in Wonderland, but it was so much more. The story was enchanted and provided elements of the original that will tug at your heart stings. Let’s discuss a couple things that I found important about the movie and I promise, NO SPOILERS!
When I first heard this movie was on the horizon, the first thing I noticed was that many of the actors were persons of color and I did shed a tear in excitement. With everything going on in the world it was refreshing to see the change and see characters that my kids and family can see themselves in.
Is It Suitable For Children?
As I enjoyed the film, I did notice some darker elements that may not be suitable for children younger than 8 (in my opinion). While I did not see any blatant adult situations, I just do not think a child younger than that would thoroughly enjoy the story in this format. Thankfully, those slightly dark moments happen, but the focus isn’t long term. We see how the characters deal with everything as a family, which is realistic.
Overall, the movie has a beautiful storyline with fantastic visual elements that I found appealing. The actors played their part, and I was able to get lost in the film, so much so, I couldn’t turn away. Was it a phenomenal film? Not completely, because it did lack some of intense elements that you usually find in the classic story. Was it the perfect movie to watch from home with your family? Most definitely! I had one personal dislike: I watched the film on my phone, so I am ready to watch it with the rest of my family on the “bigger” screen.
Want To Check It Out For Yourself?
In theaters and At Home On Demand, November 13, 2030
Until Next Time!