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 (Robin Williams) has grown up to be a cut-throat merger and acquisitions lawyer, and is married to Wendy's (Dame Maggie Smith's) granddaughter, Moira (Caroline Goodall). Captain James Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps his children, Jack (Charlie Korsmo) and Maggie (Amber Scott), and Peter returns to Neverland with Tinkerbell (Julia 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
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Peter clapping his hands to heal Tinkerbell was a reference to the times when Peter Pan was performed on-stage. Peter would ask the audience to clap to heal Tink. In Peter Pan (1953), the clapping was left out because Peter couldn't interact with the audience and ask them to clap for Tinkerbell. See more »
When Peter is onboard Hook's ship fighting with a pirate below deck, he runs behind a very large globe and then pushes a large statue forward, trapping the pirate. Between shots as Peter does this the position of the large globe beside him completely changes (the curved wooden part and the actual globe, which has rotated itself). See more »
[as Wendy in the play]
Boy, why are you crying?
Peter Pan in Play:
I was crying, because I couldn't get my shadow to stick. Besides, I wasn't crying.
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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 »
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
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Why is this a bad movie? Why is this even a mediocre movie?
I'm not one of the people fortunate enough to catch this in the theaters. I am, however, one of the people who loudly objects to the negative critical response to this film.
Peter Pan growing up is a wonderfully refreshing concept and saying "it adds nothing to the Peter Pan mythos" confuses me to no end. The beautiful practical sets would never have come to pass in an age where Spielberg and Lucas have gone crazy with the CGI and accusing them of being cartoony is rather superfluous seeing as Peter Pan's not exactly known for its realism. The actors all turn in decent performances, the best being Robin William's uptight Peter Banning and childlike Peter Pan, Dustin Hoffman's deliciously evil Captain Hook, and Bob Hoskins. Nothing to say about Bob Hoskins; if he's on screen, he's giving it his all.
I deduct points from the film do to the third act with the war, not because the Lost Boys use incredibly implausible weapons to fight the pirates but because Peter stops being savvy about Hook, there's a rather unnecessary dark moment during an otherwise cartoony climax, and about a half dozen inconsistencies appear in the span of five minutes. But, other than that, Hook is a brilliant film and its "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes is simply a travesty, for not only is it a heartfelt Spielberg experience, but when the movie wants to be funny, it's REALLY funny. Listen not to the critics unless they are Jim Sterling or Doug Walker, because this film is one of the best.
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