Spielberg sought to revive the "Peter Pan" tale and its childlike sense of wonderment for a new generation, and, aided by one of John Williams' most rousing scores, he very nearly succeeded. I find the first act of this film to be faultless. It's only the latter half of "Hook" that gives way to the 'extreme! 90's kids' portrayal of the Lost Boys that the movie has been endlessly derided for. Underrated to this day.
In a many-way tie for Spielberg's very worst film. A hideously miscast Dustin Hoffman, a desperately irritating Robin Williams, and the most annoying child actress since Bonnie Blue Butler (she even gets a song!). Stagy, setbound, bloated and dreadful. Life is too short to waste on shit like this.
Loved this movie as a kid and watched it recently...and guess what, I still like it! I don't understand why a lot of people hate this movie, it's imaginative and just plain fun. What's wrong with good old fashioned fun, people?
Even though it has some of Spielberg's worst traits as a blockbuster director on display, I actually have some nostalgia for this movie, and the casting was really good, especially Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, and Bob Hoskins.