HOOK (Theatrical Release USA 1991)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

Hook—wannabe THE sequel to 1953’s animated version of Peter Pan—features Robin Williams as the middle-aged Peter Pan. This unlikely casting choice works very well. Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell seems miscast. She does not seem to catch the nuances of Tinkerbell’s original personality. Maggie Smith plays a good, seasoned version of Wendy. Kudos to the makeup department for the incredibly good aging of Maggie Smith. Dustin Hoffman physically looks like Captain James Hook, but also seems miscast. Bob Hoskins serves well as the character Smee and the rest of the cast fill in well. Overall the film begins to falter after Peter is taken to Neverland to see Captain James Hook in storyline, dialogue, and character development.

Storyline

Peter Pan’s children are kidnapped by Captain Hook.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Steven Spielberg for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Dodi Fayed and James V. Hart for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman), Peter Banning (Robin Williams), Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts), Smee (Bob Hoskins), Granny Wendy (Maggie Smith), Moira Banning (Caroline Goodall), Jack Banning (Charlie Korsmo), Maggie Banning (Amber Scott), Lisa (Laurel Cronin), Inspector Good (Phil Collins), Pockets (Isaiah Robinson), and Tootles (Arthur Malet).


Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. This sequel does not do justice to its concept.

Ben Meyers

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