Intended as a revisionist origin story for J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan and Lewis Carroll’s Alice, this intriguing if slightly schizophrenic fairy tale is mostly wholesome, family-friendly fare. In the idyllic English countryside, three carefree siblings (Keira Chansa, Jordan Nash, Reece Yates), encouraged by their loving parents (Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo), revel in battling make-believe pirates and hosting tea parties with plush toys. But after tragedy strikes and a secret problem is revealed, two of the children embark on a perilous journey to London to find a solution, encountering versions of a variety of fictional characters along the way. Though director Brenda Chapman falls short of the ambitious goal she sets herself, this messy mash-up is still likely to spark the imaginations of young viewers. Mature themes, moments of peril. The Catholic News Service classification is A-II — adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association rating is PG — parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.