Spoiled Brainchild

HOOK Directed by Steven Spielberg

Screenplay by Jim V. Hart and Malia Scotch Marmo

A Peter Pan who works days as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer? Whose cellular phone is practically grafted to his ear? Who is -- pause here for J.M. Barrie to shift in his grave -- afraid of flying?

Welcome to '90s revisionism run riot. And, assuming such a well-loved tale actually needs to be made more relevant for today's audience, a not unpromising conceit. Robin Williams is a Peter Unprincipled, grounded in all the latest guilts and anxieties. He has a new surname (Banning) and a wife...

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