Although I liked Pan and Hook, I didn't care for Tinkerbell or all the kids from Neverland. I wish that we could have received a more magical Tinkerbell, I think that that was a major problem in the film. Tinkerbell is one of the most beloved characters from the original Peter Pan and to make her less magical was a huge let down. I also didn't like how they did the kids, a lot of their ways of life are really weird and felt like they hardly brought anything to the movie.
Overall Hook is just ok, showing a lot of great concepts but not always coming through.
This is a movie i can watch over and over again
A absolutely classic and i love it
Spielberg's eye on the Disney's beloved character fails to live up to the hype on any whatsoever level. Personally, this magical aviated world has always been physically distant with me, due to its various stages it leaps on. From one tone to another, the tale never seem to have a balance or command over its own language, no matter how much synced the theme may be, there is too little to work on such big hokum. Overstuffed from stereotypical characters to cliched subplots, Spielberg's marathon euphoria wears off too quick to reach the first rest station.
And it is not that Spielberg is not in his A game, in fact if anything that convinces you to stay tuned to this blunder other than Williams, is his tactics to glorify tiny aspects of the film. Like, making the production easier, by projecting Roberts's character to be in a doll house in order to make things easier and process faster. Such efficient and impressive tactics are what the entire musical acts are brimmed with, if not contains that anticipated masterful choreography. Aforementioned, Williams's hopeful eyes behind the glasses, pursues you to watch his non-animated Peter Pan take, that is adorable as far as he is playing it.
On the opposite side, Hoffman as the antagonist, is on mark but there is very little to offer on terms of originality, fixated on cheesy humor and lazy sidekicks, it is a big chunk of disappointment. Roberts, Smith and Goodall in their supporting role are too unfortunately a plastered face written for a distraction and manipulating emotions out from the audience. Williams feels vulnerable and hand tied since he is not given any usual gags of his to charm his way out of the dull plot. Hook is the only thing that is to be hooked in this questionable project of Spielberg.
Rufio! Rufio! Rufio!
This is the best movie ever. It was my favorite as an adult and as a kid. It's how I fell in love with Robin Williams.
Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts and Bob Haskins. Directed by Stephen Spielberg.
However childish Hook may seem now, Steven Spielberg's Hook (1991) is a sweetly sentimental look at a Peter Pan who grew up. Reflecting on childhood, fatherhood, maturing, and love leaves the audience adoring Hook while never finding it perfect.
The strangely long Hook feels the length as the charms of Neverland begin to fade towards the end. The childish immature tone feels too quaint to be taken seriously.
Robin Williams is excellent as the adult Peter Pan. His stingy personality works as does his fun adventures as Peter Pan. I really like Julia Roberts Tinkerbell. She's sweet as the legendary fairy in love with Peter. I wish she ended up with Peter as their romance feels more real than the ones between Peter and Wendy or Petter and Moira. It's a bittersweet ending for sure.
Dustin Hoffman makes for a fearsome and delight Captain Hook. His style is fabulous and extravagant. Hoffman adds some funny humor and devious charisma. The bumbling Bob Hoskins is very likable as Smee.
Much of the supporting cast is wasted to minor roles. The child actors are all passable, but forgettable. Spielberg has so much style to his directing. He clearly loved this story, but it feels so hollow and empty by the end.