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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.
Being a fan of Jude Law was essentially the incentive to go and watch
this film. Before the film actually started i was unaware of the overt
plot. Set in the outskirts and center of King's Cross, with modern
architecture and two 'families' with contrasting backgrounds seem to
intrigue me. Without detailing the film too much, the concept seem
simple, and common. Yet it seemed to be so well crafted and intricately
devised. Jude Law gave a very honest and truthful and convincing
performance alongside Robin Wright Penn, the sleep deprived worn
girlfriend. Penn gave a delicate yet fierce performance particularly at
the end, when she lashes out at Will for all the preceding predicaments
that he had caused. Juliette Binonche, a french actor with a wide range
of persona skills depict the sense of solemness to a high degree. Her
accent was very realistic and above all her presence was credible.
Though this film has the intentions of establishing a dramatically intense atmosphere, the tension breaks with a touch of crude humour when the prostitute appears. Although strictly speaking this would normally be facetious, it works perfectly well.
With the film's score weaved in the background, it creates a 5 star film. The actors give an almost impeccable performance, and will ensure a string of credits to their name.