Hook (1991)

Credit: fanpop.comPeter Pan’s kids get kidnapped by Dustin Hoffman.

 

Okay I’m just going to be open about this: I still have nightmares about the boo box. So yeah, besides scarring your children with arachno-claustrophobic images that last a lifetime, this movie is pretty good.

Credit: toutlecine.comOH, SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: Rufio dies at the end … but don’t worry, he comes back in an episode of Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper.

Maybe this is because I became a father two days ago, but for me this movie is about what it really means to be a dad.  As you saw in the clip above, Hook holds a school lesson on Why Parents Hate Their Children in which he says, “Before you were born they were happier.”

I can say without the slightest hesitation that having a child has made me happier than I have ever been before.  Sure, I may not get to travel the world, or sleep in on the weekends, or buy whatever I used to buy with the money I’m about to spend on diapers, but I don’t care.  For once in my life I have the chance to change a life before it’s lived, and that is worth far more than anything else I could ever hope to achieve.

At the end of this movie, when one of the lost boys is dying, he looks at grown-up Peter Pan and says, “I wish I had a dad like you.” One day, when I’m the one on my deathbed, I can only hope to hear my son say to me, “I’m glad I had a dad like you.”

“My father…was a just man—for he taught me in his language, and also in the nurture and admonition of the Lord—and blessed be the name of my God for it.” – Enos 1:1

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3 Responses to Hook (1991)

  1. Alicia F. says:

    I hate the boo box. But I love this movie. Nice choice.

  2. Alicia F. says:

    And I like that you one of your tags is “Ru-fi-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.”

  3. Pingback: 17 Movies You Should Watch With Your Family This Summer That Aren’t Lame | Let's Get Together

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