Sunday, April 01, 2007

Laura D's Opinions on Various Robin Williams Movies

HOOK - I'd first like to say one thing: I'm only going to write about certain parts of Hook because if I wrote about the entire movie I would be here forever giving you analysis on every single detail. So let's get started, shall we?

When the character of Hook is first presented to us (and the pirates) he seems like a giant even though Dustin Hoffman is only 5'6", I love how they've done this - using specific camera angles from below so we are looking up to him, the fact that there are no tall people in this movie (Robin Williams 5'8", Bob Hoskins 5'6"), lines like "To a 10 year old I'm huge" and most of all Hook's grandiose manner!

One of my favourite parts of this movie is when Hook and Smee start to teach the children, their first lesson being "Why parents HATE their children". The little girl then says "Mommy reads to us every night because she loves us!" Hook replys by telling her that Mommy reads to her so that she and daddy can have 3 minutes without the children nagging them "I want a party! I want a cookie! I want, I want, I want! Me, me, me, me! Now, now, now!" Then laughs and tells her "Can't you understand? They read you stories to shut you up". I really enjoy doing impressions of this scene.

Sources of cheesyness in this movie - The little girl and Rufio, especially when Rufio can't think of a good comeback and shouts "you man, you stupid, stupid man!"

The music - Hook has an amazing score! John Williams once again. If you listen carefully to certain parts it sounds an awful lot like the Home Alone score.

Trivia - Glenn Close plays the pirate who is put in the boo box for not believing in Hook's abilities to kidnap the children.

Paul believes that because we all watched this movie so many times when we were young that it has gone into our psyche and caused me to act like Captain Hook, the way he is so grandiose and speaks in such a weird and dramatic way, i.e. "I want my war!"

I love this movie. I give it 9/10! It's so underrated, I demand you go watch this movie although I do request you fast forward past the lost boy and Tinkerbell parts.

In short, "I hate the lost boys, I hate Tinkerbell, I hate Neverland and I hate, I hate, I hate Peter Pan!"


kranzboy said...

I agree- an excellent movie! Actually, my wife and I just watched again recently. Toodles really did lose his marbles!

Anonymous said...

*claps* Awesome movie! XD Need to buy the DVD.

Has loads of cool lines!

"Have to fly, have to fight, have to crow, have to save Maggie, have to save Jack, Hook is back!" - Toodles

"This is it. Don't try to stop me this time, Smee. Don't try to stop me this time, Smee. Don't you dare try to stop me this time, Smee, try to stop me. Smee, you'd better get up off your arse. Get over here, Smee." Captain Hook.

Hook rules!