Apr 26 2012
“Tootles lost his marbl—Doh!”
Tootles lost his marbles. Ugh, six-year-old TJ was partially retarded himself, apparently, for not picking up on that joke. (Although I might be setting the bar a little high for the kid. He was six.) Hell, I didn’t even figure out how to snap my fingers until I was 19, so I’m not sure how handy I was with double entendres back in Boyz II Men’s heyday.
Is that a brothel?
Yeah, I’m pretty sure those are working girls.
Peter Banning’s speech is pretty great
In context, this speech was surprisingly moving to me, and I’ve sort of been into this sort of thing lately. Six-year-old Teej wasn’t burdened with too many pesky emotions, I guess.
Those pirates are a bit more incompetent than I remember
The jubilation of one clumsy pirate almost cut this movie’s running time in half. For wanting a war with Peter Pan so bad, you’d think Hook and his crew would do a better job of keeping him alive long enough to pick up a sword.
How did Hook steal the kids?
I never thought to ask the question before, and Hook’s methods are clearly supernatural, but they never really tell us how Hook managed to travel outside of Neverland, or how Wendy sensed his presence at her dedication ceremony. I’m probably looking too far into it, but that’s a back-story I’d be interested to hear. And if you’re ready for the most jarring analogy ever, I sort of feel the same way about this info as I do about The Plague’s missing back-story in Hobo with a Shotgun.
There are negative reviews?
Rotton Tomatoes gives Hook a 29% score in positive reviews. I know I’m waist-deep in euphoric nostalgia right now, but this seems a bit low, yeah? Ah, well. If you got this far, then you appreciate Hook enough to indulge me in this trip down memory lane. See you on the other side.
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