Going back and re-watching a movie from your childhood can have surprising consequences, and Screen Junkies' Honest Trailers series warns that revisiting "Hook" might totally change how you feel about the film.
Released in 1991, "Hook" is a classic. Not only does continue the beloved story of Peter Pan, it stars the likes of Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, and Maggie Smith. The film follows a grown-up version of Peter (Williams) as he returns to Neverland for the first time since childhood. He has forgotten his past and become a workaholic whose family life comes second to his career.
Again, the film is a classic, but the Honest Trailer points out some awkward truths. It's hard to deny that it's "a sexually charged violent movie about a midlife crisis that takes two hours to really get going ... but, you know, for kids," as the trailer asserts. We can't overlook that the Lost Boys' situation was sad, either.
Watch the trailer below.
The Honest Trailer makes some good points, but at the same time, it's hard to shed the nostalgia completely. Rufi-OOO forever.
When his young children are abducted by his old nemesis, Capt. Hook (Dustin Hoffman), middle-aged lawyer Peter Banning (Robin Williams) returns to his magical origins as Peter Pan. Peter must revisit a foggy past in which he abandoned Neverland for family life, leaving Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts) and the Lost Boys to fend for themselves. Given their bitterness toward Peter for growing up -- and their allegiance to their new leader, Rufio -- the old gang may not be happy to see him. Read More