Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010

Feasting in Neverland

In 1991's Hook, Peter Pan (Robin Williams) is all grown up — too grown up. He has trouble fitting in with the Lost Boys when he returns to Neverland; having lost his inner Pan, he's initially not impressed with the "feast" the others devour. The plates appear empty to his aged eyes. "There's nothing here!" he exclaims. "Gandhi ate more than this!" But the only ingredient missing from the meal is Peter's imagination. When he gets carried away trading inventive insults and pretends to throw food, he finally sees the chow. A spectacular food fight ensues, and make-believe was never so delicious.