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    PAN (2015) ★★

    Through the London smog and chaos of World War II, director Joe Wright’s, “Pan,” begins with a promise and ends with a letdown. Distracted by an overload of special effects,  delusional characters and forced humor, we are left to wonder if we’re watching the origins of J.M. Barrie’s literary masterpiece or a Tim Burton nightmare. Beginning in an orphanage, rations are scarce and Peter, played by up-and-coming actor Levi Miller, is somewhat of a troublemaker. It turns out that the nuns are secretly selling the orphans off to pirates, who spring down from the ceilings in the dead of night and snatch the boys from their cots. The boys are…