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JabarkusRussell
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Hook

Why has this movie been so panned (no pun)? I always enjoyed it as a kid. Bangarang!


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re: Hook
Rufio

Rufio

RU

FI

OOOOOOO


JabarkusRussell
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re: Hook
Always loved the dinner scene with the colorful food.


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re: Hook
yea. food coloring in instant mashed potatoes


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vuvuzela
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excellent movie. still love it, and more importantly the kids love it as well.


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heatom2
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re: Hook
Great movie. My wife and I still watch it from time to time and of course my little girl loves it.

Not to mention one of my favorite soundtracks.


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Gnar Cat21
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re: Hook
Who doesn't like hook?


Archie Bengal Bunker
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Who doesn't like hook?


Exactly, panned by who? Critics? Critics, buncha lewd, crude, rude, bag of pre-chewed food dudes.


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Exactly, panned by who? Critics? Critics, buncha lewd, crude, rude, bag of pre-chewed food dudes.




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Baloo
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re: Hook
Let me first say that I love Hook.

But yes, it was roundly panned when it came out. One, the Lost Boys update into a bunch of skateboarding mini-X games athletes was pretty stupid, and an obvious marketing ploy to little kids. Secondly, it's amazing there was still a set left after all of the scenery Robin Williams chews in the movie. And finally, this was the first stage of the Julia Roberts backlash. She had been a fairly acclaimed actress for her early work like Mystic Pizza, but the explosion of Pretty Woman made her safe to beat up like a pinata among critics who resented her success. She's not the most dynamic of actresses, but what "movie star" is?

Most importantly, it didn't feel like a classic Spielberg film. The guy made ET, and Hook, a movie I do like, is no ET. No movie could live up to the expectations really.

But let me say that Dustin Hoffman totally owns this movie.


drake20
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love this movie...so many great parts and characters. Williams and Hoffmann

...still get pumped up when the Pan makes his comeback


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GoCrazyAuburn
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re: Hook
Hook is one of my all time favorites.

To the skateboarding stuff, that makes sense if you look at it as a modern day Pan, not a 19th or 20th century pan.

Dustin Hoffman


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floyd of pink
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re: Hook
literally my favorite movie of all time


LSUDav7
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re: Hook
Hook! Hook! Give us the Hook!


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Dr RC
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I still like it but I wonder if I would have ever enjoyed it as much had I seen it as an adult first.

It has a bunch of great ideas and Dustin Hoffman is great as Hook but overall it feels a bit hollow due to tonal shifts.

The entire attack on the pirate ship at the end is a mess and even as kid I was put off at how silly the kids weapons are when the pirates are willing to stab them in the chest.

Again, I still like the movie, but it really should have been much better considering the talent involved.


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fcollins
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re: Hook
so is the crocodile alive or dead?


Ash Williams
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Cap Crunch
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One of my favorite movies as a kid


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GoCrazyAuburn
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re: Hook
Alive. It burps after eating hook.


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