Besides the dinosaur mania, as explained here and here, I had a Disney phase. Which, just like the dinosaurs, is still lingering under the surface, but nowadays I’m more interested mostly the darker versions of the movies. I just like dark stories (Also one of the reasons I loved reading ‘Trainspotting’). Anyway. The lost boy isn’t actually that dark, but more gloomy and darker than the Disney version of Peter Pan. Shamefully I must admit that it’s been a while since I’ve seen the movie and that I’m only currently reading the original novel by J.M Barrie.
The story is Peter Pan is known by pretty much everyone, I assume. A young boy doesn’t want to grow up and lives in Neverland. He has a band of young boys, called the lost boys. In this novel the origin of Captain Hook is ‘ explained’, so he doesn’t exist yet, neither do Wendy and her brothers.