Res Hall Review

Reid Stratton

Hook (1991)
Running Time: 144 min
Stars: Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, and Julia Roberts
Found at: Ormsby, KohlerSo what happens when Peter Pan grows up? He becomes a corporate lawyer, of course! This film tells the story of the grown-up Peter Pan (Williams) who is whisked back to Neverland in order to save his children, who have been kidnapped by the still-vengeful Captain Hook (Hoffman). The catch: Peter doesn’t remember anything about his youth, including how to fly. The film carries us through Pan’s reawakening and Hook’s demise.

Comments: This is a film that strolls right down ol’ memory lane. Anyone who saw this movie in grade school would do well to revisit it, and those who have never seen Hook had better finally catch this classic. This film is a creative spin on the Peter Pan story, with Williams fitting right into the role of adult-as-child. Hoffman, who is sometimes unrecognizable beneath his hairpiece, also shines as one of the best movie villains of the ’90s. Performances aside, the best reason to see this movie is the fun factor. No other movie makes you want to start a food fight as much as this film does, and after the first half hour you’ll be shouting “Bangarang!” right alongside the Lost Boys. A