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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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OptimusDawg
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Displaced
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Rufio

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JabarkusRussell
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Always loved the dinner scene with the colorful food.





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Displaced
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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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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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Who doesn't like hook?





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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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BaddestAndvari
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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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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.






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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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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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literally my favorite movie of all time





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LSUDav7
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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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so is the crocodile alive or dead?





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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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Alive. It burps after eating hook.





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