In celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day today, we bring you a movie from two decades ago, with a different twist on the story of Peter Pan and his arch-rival, Captain James Hook. Maybe this film is familiar to you if you’re a child of the 90’s, but if you’re not sure, allow us to refresh your memory!
We could have featured Pirates of the Carribean for Talk Like A Pirate Day, but that would be pretty obvious, so allow us instead to bring you back further into your childhood with a twist on the timeless tale of Peter Pan.
Written by James V. Hart and Malia Scotch Marmo, and directed by Steven Spielberg, Hook attempts to answer, what if Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t grow up, actually grows up?
In the 1991 film, Peter Pan loses his memory of his childhood and grows up to become Peter Banning (Robin Williams), who enjoys success as a corporate lawyer but agonizes over his strained relationship with his family, especially his young children.
Peter and his family go on a trip to London to visit Wendy Darling (Maggie Smith), his wife Moira’s (Caroline Goodall) grandmother. Wendy once helped Peter find a home and a family when he was still a young orphan. While Peter and Moira are out to attend the ceremony for Wendy’s orphanage expansion, Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman), Peter’s childhood archenemy, kidnaps their children and leaves a note. Wendy finally reveals that he is actually Peter Pan, and his old enemy is back for revenge.
So begins Peter’s mission to rescue his children, but first, he must recover his childhood memory and rediscover Neverland.
While Peter Pan, the titular character in J.M. Barrie’s children’s classic novel, stands out as the star of every adaptation, his archenemy, Captain Hook nevertheless remains one of the most memorable pirates of all time.
Instead of sharing with you the trailer, we bring you the nostalgic clip below, we are introduced to Captain James Hook or the first time in the film:
All information for this were sourced from Hook (Film) on Wikipedia.