Flashback Friday: Hook (1994)

Man, I really know how to pick a great movie with a solemn topic I have to address…

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Robin Williams was one of my favorite comedians of all time. His performances in Mrs. Doubtfire, Birdcage, Jumanji (Yes…even Jumanji), and of course Aladdin have influenced who I am as a write today and I hope that even a small fraction of my writing is a tribute to his comedic legend.

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And of course, I can’t leave out his more serious performances…

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I know…it’s John’s…
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I said more serious…
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Gotta get those carps or whatever…

So now that awkwardness is out of the way, on to the movie.

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Hook is a continuation of the story of Peter Pan.

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If you don’t know who Peter Pan is than you can fuck right off…

William’s character, Peter Banning, is a work obsessed lawyer who has grown out of touch with his wife, his kids, and oh…the fact that he was Peter Pan…

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I used an image of him with a phone to show that he’s busy!!

But when his children are kidnapped by Peter Pan’s nemesis Captain James Hook, played by an almost unrecognizable Dustin Hoffman,

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Man, kids movies were better back in the day…

Banning must face his past and return to Neverland.

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Which apparently involves losing your mind…

In order to save his kids, Banning has to prove to the Lost Boys that he is the Pan they remember.
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The film is directed by Steven Speilberg and scored by John Williams…

This guy….

And while critics may not be the biggest fans of this film

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That’s definitely one possibility…

I think they all are stuck up, pretentious assholes and this film is great.

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I will never turn down a good “Rufio” chant…

This movie is a feel good, family classic that I’m sure you can watch on Freeform right now….

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Shameless self promotion is an awfully big adventure too…
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