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Plot: Peter Pan (Williams) has grown up to be a cut-throat merger and acquisitions lawyer, and is married to Wendy's granddaughter. Captain Hook (Hoffman) kidnaps his children, and Peter returns to Never Land with Tinkerbell (Roberts). With the help of her and the Lost Boys, he must remember how to be Peter Pan again in order to save his children by battling with Captain Hook once again. Runtime: 144 mins Release Date: 10 Dec 1991
Why does everyone hate this film? (by potter_luvver)
I, personally, cannot understand why so many people have left negative comments about this film. When it was released, many of us were young children and we all enjoyed it, but now that we are older, too many people are pointing out the bad jokes and mistakes and clichés that they have found. The point is, this is a children's film, and we didn't see those mistakes when we were children because it's designed that way. Even so, people fail to see deeper into certain aspects of the film. Peter Pan was meant to be 'the boy who never grew up', so to have a tale of his adult <more>
life and to show how he forgot Neverland is a special and unique take on the story, one that won't be forgotten.There have also been many complaints about the scene where Tink becomes human-size and expresses some kind of love for Peter. Although she is not a human per se, she can have human feelings, so why would she not love him? As the original story tells, she is often jealous of other womens' affections towards him, and this film just extrapolates on that theme a little.There have been comments about the 'father-who-is-so-busy-and-can't-go-to-the-game' cliché. Well, here's news for you. It's cliché because it happens all the time, and it's a truth! Some parents are just too busy to care. Lastly, too many people are moaning that Hook was too comical to be the bad guy. Well, this is a kids film and if he wasn't a little bit cheery-in-a-maniac sort of way, you'd have parents complaining that their kids were scared.The main thing about this film is that it is really good, but it IS designed for children, and adults who go back and watch it years later, then suddenly spot loads of mistakes are just ruining it for themselves and others.
you naysayers miss the whole point (by blitzebill)
as is typical of reviews of most films at IMDb, 20% or so find films reviewed here as being bad. Hook is no different. I never tire of seeing this film. Sure Spielberg gives us his take on the story and the "what ifs" abound, and there are imperfections. so what else is new about film-making?do you see any films on this website that got a 10? NO!no one film will EVER please everyone who watched it. so what's the point of giving your opinion? it obviously won't change the film. your opinion warns others to "stay away" from this film. "don't waste your <more>
time" blah blah blah.point of my diatribe? take the wonderful parts and acting and visuals and music and whatever aspects of the film you like, and ENJOY THEM.there are wonderful bits and pieces of Hook, and whole scenes, and the notion that people can change and try to make life better for those they may have hurt, and so on.this film, if you have a heart, and some of you don't, speaks to that heart and moves it and makes you thankful for those in your life who really do need you.am i a sentimentalist? so what if I am! get over it. and get a life.
All of you that are leaving comments are probably old farts that didn't grow up with this movie. This movie is a awesome fairy tale. It is a classic and probably my most favorite movie of all time. Very creative storyline. Its about Peter Pan forgetting his past and saving his kids. Robin Williams did a incredible job in this movie. I saw people dressed up as Rufio at every year at college parties. this movie was made 17 years ago and its considered a classic. I've never meet anyone that doesn't like it. So if you haven't seen it then go watch it! It has everyone one from the <more>
cartoon, like Wendy, peter pan, hook, the lost boys, tinker bell. And a new character Rufio!!!
Brings Back Childhood Memories! (by georgie-bradley)
Right, I can understand that Spielberg's previous achievements had set the bar really high, but by no means does this make 'Hook' a flop. The story is what is so appealing to a young audience and a mature audience for that matter. The sensitive undertones of such a celebrated story spark much joy and heartfelt moments. The 'what if' factor of the whole story is really adventurous, and the fact that this story stems from the original is brilliant. Its a story of love,family and identity. All three elements resonate with a lot of audiences. From a visual standpoint Spielberg <more>
triumphs again! And i don't understand why people beg to differ! For the purpose of entertaining young audiences, it fulfills the intention and more. I must say however, the film owes 50% of its credit to John Williams. His absolutely stunning score supports the story's tenderness. The flying sequence is so thrilling that it literally makes me get up and want to levitate! The performances are equally stunning and convincing, Robin Williams encompasses both his comedic and dramatic skills towards a full blooded performance. Dustin Hoffman and Bob Hoskins are superb....really really astonishing. This film has to be one of Spielberg's most overlooked and underrated films of all time. It holds so much promise and warmth that every time I sit back and soak up the high-flying adventure it sends shivers down my spine. I recently watched it after so many years of it lost in my memory that I felt like I had visited a historical landmark..its placed within a treasured set of memories on my part. I cant express how moving this film is, its just enthralling in every sense of the word..the construction of the story is very clever and realistic - from a child's point of view. Really guys hold the cynicism and unlock you imaginations and appreciate this work of cinematic art.
Purportedly Steven Spielberg is not happy with the end product of Hook. I'm at a loss to know why because I think it's an absolutely charming fantasy, using his own peculiar take on the Peter Pan story and extending it.Robin Williams as Peter Banning is a hard driving lawyer with a wife and two children Caroline Goodall, Charlie Korsmo and Amber Scott respectively. He was an orphan kid who married the granddaughter of Wendy Darling who was Sir James M. Barrie's inspiration for the Peter Pan tale.But it's all real, Robin Williams doesn't know he's Peter Pan who left <more>
Never Never Land for reasons you'll discover in the film. But he left one nasty enemy there in Captain Hook and Hook captures his children to lure him back to Never Never Land where Hook can take vengeance upon him.Spielberg got some great performances out of his cast which also includes Julia Roberts as the elfin Tinkerbell and Maggie Smith as the aged Wendy. But stealing the film completely in one bravura performance is Dustin Hoffman. Captain Hook is one of those fabulous roles where the actor can just feast on the scenery and can just go to town with it. It's a role that it is impossible to overact in. I doubt if Dustin Hoffman ever enjoyed himself more in making a film.Hook got five Oscar nominations in the technical categories, but sad to say did not win anything in 1991. I'm surprised that one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator films beat Hook out for Best Visual Effects, this one is clearly superior in that department if anything.Robin Williams has his innings as well, trying to remember his past as Peter Pan and get back into Pan like behavior to defeat Captain Hook. As to why he left Never Never Land in the first place. Let's just say he took one too many trips outside his domain and something happened to him that happens to all young men at some point.Hook is a great piece of family entertainment from Steven Spielberg and Dustin Hoffman's fans will really enjoy it.
Let's make one thing clear first. This film was not meant to be a direct follow-up to J. M. Barrie's famous novel and some of his rules are discarded so that the story can fit the filmmakers' vision. If you believe that Barrie's work is sacred and should not be tampered with in any way, then avoid this film at all costs. If however, you can accept the changes and are in the mood for an exciting adventure, then "Hook" is more than worth your time.The film offers an alternative vision of Barrie's novel and a side story of what might have happened if Peter Pan <more>
decided to abandon Neverland and live a life in the normal world. The story introduces us to Peter's alternate life now adopting the name of Peter Banning with his two children, his wife Moira Wendy Darling's granddaughter , and his hectic lifestyle as businessman. Though Peter's days in Neverland are long over so much that he's lost all memory of them , his old nemesis Captain Hook still seeks to obtain his revenge and finish the feud once and for all. When Peter and his family visit Wendy at the Darling household, Hook somehow finds a way to enter Peter's world and kidnaps his two children, holding them hostage in exchange for one final showdown. After Wendy reveals the truth of Peter's past to him, he reluctantly finds himself back in Neverland on a quest to settle his unfinished business and return his kids safely home. And that's when the fun begins.The all-star cast is outstanding. Dustin Hoffman is nearly unrecognizable as the devious Captain Hook and has an awesome on-screen presence. Even the toughest of critics will admit that Hoffman nailed the role perfectly. The casting of Robin Williams as Peter Pan/Banning was more controversial, but as usual, Williams exceeded expectations and was brilliant with what he had to work with. Bob Hoskins almost steals the show as Hook's right-hand-man, Smee, and provided a good portion of the film's comedic relief. The only major drawback is Julia Roberts who didn't provide anything unique or special to the character of Tinkerbell. That's not to say that it's her fault, but in all honesty, her absence wouldn't have made much of a difference.I have read reviews that bash this film left and right, saying it's an embarrassment to Spielberg's legacy, should never have been made, and is an example of his limited manipulative style. What a manipulative style means is something that I'll never understand. Isn't that the whole point of movies? To be manipulated into seeing something that you're not? Anyway, some of these film snobs need to do some growing up themselves and give this film the credit that it deserves. Hook is a fun fantasy adventure that illustrates the importance of staying young at heart and I would recommend it to anyone seeking a good time.
If this were wrestling, I'd call it a 'Reverse M. Night Shyamalan' (by BrandtSponseller)
What if the Peter Pan story was "real", and Peter had finally decided to depart Neverland, grow up, get married, have two kids and become a lawyer? M. Night Shyamalan has become famous by using a very clever "gimmick" of sorts--he makes films that are largely realist dramas, but that have a "twist" near the end where it's revealed that the whole film was really a genre film "genre films" is a general term that is used primarily for works made that fall under what are normally considered the "fan boy" genres, especially the fantasy genres, <more>
which includes most horror and sci-fi . Director Steven Spielberg's Hook, although structurally the same as a Shyamalan film initially, brings its twist earlier and more literally transforms into a genre film, so that it ends up being primarily a kid-oriented fantasy partially meaning that it's a bit heavier on the comedy where the twist is that it is actually a realist drama--it's a kind of "reverse M. Night Shyamalan". Shyamalan does horror, or fantasy, or sci-fi masquerading as a realist drama. Hook is realist drama masquerading as a fantasy film.The above fact is probably a large part of the reason why some viewers end up not liking the film very much. The animated Peter Pan by Disney, which is certainly the most famous filmed version of Pan, is manically paced and plotted--it's almost anarchic in a way. It's big on action, comedy and what sci-fi fans used to call a "sense of wonder", which is a kind of awe in response to a thoroughgoing portrayal of a captivating fantasy world. Except for small doses and a climax that is very different in flavor from the rest of the film, Hook is not very big on action or a "sense of wonder", the comedy is closer to a classical literary sense of "comedy", and the pacing is closer to, say, Big Fish 2003 . The film is even bookended with material that suggests that all of the fantasy may have been merely a dream. This is really a more adult Pan in many ways. To appreciate the film, a viewer has to slow down and not expect chaotic merriment at every turn.Both of the main characters, Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman, are excellent. Hoffman is almost unrecognizable. For the little bit that she's in the film, Maggie Smith is also excellent. The rest of the cast is good. The only performance I don't care so much for is Julia Roberts', but she is far from my favorite actress. I tend to dislike her as often as not.With the realist drama approach, Spielberg manages to give the performances in the fantasy portion of the film a bizarre turn, as most of the characters in Neverland seem to be bordering on a hammy insanity. That might not work for a lot of viewers, but I love it--keep in mind, though, that I especially love surrealism, camp and absurdism. Some sections of the Neverland material, especially the scenes with the Lost Boys, also have a colorful everything-but-the-kitchen-sink flavor, ala The Wiz 1978 or Batman & Robin 1997 , both films that Joel Schumacher was involved with, curiously enough. I also like that approach, and I'm a rare fan of both of those films.It's interesting to note that even with the very different tenor of Hook compared with Peter Pan 1953 , Spielberg translates almost every major character and plot element to his film in some way, with the most notable and to me, lamentable absence being the American Indian characters, who were surely omitted for reasons of political correctness the 1953 Pan film being now seen as "offensive" by some people in its portrayal of American Indians .Some of the technical elements are rather nondescript but certainly competent, such as the bulk of the cinematography, and some are rather pedestrian or clichéd, such as the score. But overall this is an entertaining if unusual film. My final score was 8 out of 10.
wow !!! like anyone here know what they're talking about... (by millenrule)
god ! some of you guys are hard on this movie.i mean seriously if any of you are making a living out of writing movie reviews..well you guys must be broke as F.i always thought a movie should'nt be judge, its either you like it or you don't, now if you don't you shut the F up. I get offend reading the reviews about this movie.Spielberg is a genius. for everything he done so far in his career, Hook is the ultimate masterpiece for kids and its a make believe journey for grown up.I assume half of the reviews on this film are from British people. Well all i'll say is you don't <more>
know S about movies if you think that this picture is trash..i mean you don't like it fine but this flick is a triumph every minutes of it.
I was drawn by Steven Spielberg's vision of Neverland. An impressionist and impressive vision of Peter Pan's surroundings. Spielberg tries to wake in each of us the child within, or at least make us remember it. It had a bit nostalgia effect on me, a very deep feeling of innocence. In this movie you can feel a kind of spirit floating, you feel the weight of the past, the legend. I mean, you feel like reading Peter Pan's stories since you where a kid and now you get the chance to know Neverland, where all those stories happened a long time ago. It is a very good feeling of fantasy <more>
and Spielberg's magic! I won't say it is a "must see", it's not. But for some people like me who can feel that "magic" in the movie it is a very good movie worth to see more than one time and to be remembered. Excellent directing! Good actors, specially Robin Williams and of course, Dustin Hoffman. Great soundtrack, the eternal John Williams.I understand the fact why some people hated the movie, if you never seen it i would recommend it. The feeling it had on me made me love it, the same effect on you may make you hate it, but i hope you get much pleasure as i did.