The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
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. Written by
Ed Sutton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dustin Hoffman's former co-star, Jon Voight, asked him if he could bring his children, James Haven and Angelina Jolie, to the set of this film because they were "dying to meet Captain Hook," and Hoffman agreed to meet them while in costume. Jolie was sixteen years old and was described by Hoffman as being a "tall, thin, gawky-looking girl with a mouth full of braces." After Jolie told Hoffman that she was going to be an actress, Hoffman went home to his wife and said, "I don't think this kid has any idea what a tough road she's got." See more »
When Peter Pan back flips away from Hook onto the deck of the ship, the roof of the stage is briefly seen while Peter is back flipping. See more »
Finally, I'm going to kill Peter Pan, that cocky boy who cut off my hand and fed it to the crocodile!
And who killed that cunning crocodile?
Who stuffed him?
Who made him into a quiet clock?
Who went into the other world and stole Pan's children?
[...] See more »
After Tootles flies away and the end credits start, one of the stars in the sky continues to glow. According to the Peter Pan stories, "The second star to the right and straight out till morning" is where NeverLand is located. See more »
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 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.
78 of 93 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?