Honest Trailers - Hook

Published on Jul 31, 2018
Gather around for Spielberg's least favorite Spielberg movie - it's Honest Trailers for Hook
Don't forget to check out the Honest Trailers Commentary with the three writers of Honest Trailers to see more of their thoughts on the movies!
Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey
Title Design: Robert Holtby
Written by Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, and Dan Murrell
Produced by Dan Murrell, Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, and Max Dionne
Edited by Kevin Williamsen and TJ Nordaker
Assistant Editor: Emin Bassavand
Hook is a 1991 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg[3] and written by James V. Hart and Malia Scotch Marmo. It stars Robin Williams as Peter Banning / Peter Pan, Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook, Julia Roberts as Tinker Bell, Bob Hoskins as Smee, Maggie Smith as Wendy, Caroline Goodall as Moira Banning, and Charlie Korsmo as Jack Banning. It acts as a sequel to J. M. Barrie's 1911 novel Peter and Wendy focusing on an adult Peter Pan who has forgotten all about his childhood. In his new life, he is known as Peter Banning, a successful but unimaginative and workaholic corporate lawyer with a wife (Wendy's granddaughter) and two children. However, when Captain Hook, the enemy of his past, kidnaps his children, he returns to Neverland in order to save them. Along the journey he reclaims the memories of his past and becomes a better person.


  • Loved it as a kid, love it more now. People gave Spielberg crap because he used the movie to somehow come to terms with some personal issues, but if that is a legitimate criticism then we should throw out basically half of basically everything in any kind of art form, hell if anything it makes the movie more interesting than just a pseudo-sequel to Peter Pan. They tried to do something similar with Tim Burton's Alice but it just doesn't pack the same punch (it doesn't help that Alice loses most of the charm when you deviate from deranged dreamlike logic and try to actually have a linear and logical fantasy plot like in Burton's movie).

  • Do Fury!

  • without realizing captain hook uses the wrong hand

  • Please say "Slide some oil to me, let it slip down my spine, if you don't have STP, Crisco will be just fine'

  • Please say "Living here in this brand new world might be a fantasy, but it taught me to love, so it's real to me"

  • Please make an Honest Trailer for Christopher Robin!

  • I loved Hook...

  • Do infinity war

  • I miss Robin Williams 😭😭😭



  • Say "Dope ass jiggly biggly munchy crunchy"

  • Do an HT for Law Abiding Citizen!

  • Please say “Lil Meow Meow is my bias”

  • Does anybody really care about the Indians in Peter pan? Nobody cares about things like these until you tell them they should care...

  • Am I the only one that got the Fire Lord reference?

  • U gotta do my girl

  • Can u do breakfast club?

  • IW

  • Do the meg

  • Do Road House! =D

  • That movie was always depressing to me. It came out a few years after I started becoming aware of the movie industry. Hook came out at Christmas time or maybe Thanksgiving that year. It’d been lean times in Hollywood for a while because of the Gulf War, I guess. The entertainment show airing at 5:30 PM on CNN always followed the box office and NOTHING had opened up over 10mil in MONTH or maybe even longer until CAPE FEAR came out in the late summer. I think Cape Fear made 10mil and while that was seen as soft, it was also a big success for even getting that. Back then the establishment had little love for CAPE FEAR because they thought it was a sell your soul movie so that Scorsese could do his next movie (which I think was Age Of Innocence, so maybe they had something there).

  • Just because a movie is less vanilla doesn't mean it's unfit for kids. At this rate we won't even have guns in movies anymore

  • I'm 29, I feel left out.

  • Why isn't there one of these for Rambo????????

  • Do a trailer for The Fifth Element!

  • RIP Robin Williams...


  • in time with Justin Timberlake

  • do Daredevil

  • I FOUND THE ALAN! -----> 1:44 It's a silhouette, and you can barely here the "Alan!"


  • Nah bro... This movie is a 90s kids movie haha... (1985 -1995)

  • I just want to say: do Avengers Infinity War!!!!!!!!

  • I saw Pan. I don't have answers for you.

  • This movie is amazing and nothing will ever change that!!!!

  • I would just like to point out that the movie ends on Robin Williams saying: "Oh no. To live, to live would be an awfully big adventure."

  • I'll never understand why people even suggested this film, but now they have, I never realised that was Glenn Close. Huh.

  • Can’t you enjoy something despite its racism? The animation is plus ultra to overcome it

  • Please do Infinity War!

  • Can you make an honest trailer for Avengers Infinity war please.

  • You forgot a cameo: The people embracing on the bridge, as Peter is flown back to Neverland, are Carrie Fisher and George Lucas!

  • This movie is still badass to this day I saw it when it came out and I'm 30 now and still watch it over and over

  • Please do an honest trailer for Star Trek First Contact

  • Please do an honest TV trailer for the X files

  • Please do an honest TV trailer for Star Trek Voyager

  • I was born in the 20th century but I still love this movie.

  • Do Shutter Island

  • Please do The lost boys Please

  • PLease do The mummy series!

  • wait why do i have the 30yrs fond memory's of it but i was born in 1991 O.O

  • Deadpool2

  • @Screen Junkies You got the moniker name wrong, you can distinctly hear in the film it is Peter "P"anning

  • Do infinity war

  • Do Mamma Mia!

  • do the Flu (2013)

  • I'm born in 93' but I loved that movie.

  • I grew up with this movie, and I never understood why the other kids liked it. I'm with Spielberg on this one -- I still don't like it. It's boring and dull and unlikable. Hoffman is fine, but the rest of this film eats.

  • the film did very well $$$. ...brought in ~3x shooting cost on release. if i put up $1...and got $3 back.

  • whats the name of the sad music that is used?

  • Nothing about the fantastic music from mastermind John Williams? Shame... "two faces of Pan" is so great!!! I rly love that movie! ^^

  • I was born after 1990 and this is a great movie

  • Getting really sick of Honest Trailer virtue signaling constantly about muh racism and sexism.

  • I actually still love this movie. As a 40yo smth hard working dad I can say that this movie has influenced me to try much much harder to be a better father. Less Peter from the beginning of the movie, more Peter from the end of the movie. My boys and I sometimes even crow. And we don't care how much people are laughing or how loudly my wife yells at us to stop our little insanity.


  • Does anyone know the name of the song that starts playing at 2:25?

  • Please do The Day the Earth Stood Still!


  • Hidden “ALAN!” at 1:44 I’m making it my job to find these in every honest trailer now that I have noticed! Lmao

  • Do high school musical

  • Please do Sphere

  • Say “What are you eating under there?”

  • Honestly guys, where's Infinity War Honest Trailer!!!!?????

  • Say "rubber baby buggy bumpers."

  • This is such a good movie! I have alot of love for Robin Williams movies

  • I just find out about those cameos!!


  • born in 1990. still love this movie.

  • I never watched this movie so I didn't know the Wendy/Peter Pan love twist. Which sadly enough, isn't the weirdest love story Robin Williams played considering he played a robot that falls in love with a girl, decades later he becomes "human enough" to have a relationship with her grand-daughter. ewww

  • You forgot to mention Carrie Fischer and George Lucas in the Cameos

  • I guess you’re right. I was born after 1990 and I always thought that the movie was boring. 😆

  • Woah woah woah! How could forget to mention the cameo from George Lucas and Carrie Fisher?!

  • Say "Campbell's tomato soup....mmmm....mmmm good."

  • this was amazing

  • You lost me at Tinker Bell XDD

  • Do "Fifth Element" please!

  • 2003 Peter Pan was better. Super underrated.

  • Still not a bad movie, and decades later still brings a tear to my eye when I watch it. Robin Williams forever!

  • Wow, way to ruin the movie :( ;)

  • All I remember is that guy being thrown in the sea in a chest with a a scorpion. super traumatizing

  • This is the first movie who not only made me cry, but also take conscience about my own mortality... and I would rewatch it any time I can !!

  • it took me twice to realise that the bearded pirate was glen close


  • It must of took so long to get his chest smooth O__O

  • Say "Vote for Robin Williams' best work, Toys!?"

  • I was waiting SO LONG for "strap in"...

  • One of my favorite films growing up, still amazing

  • This movie tore me up as a kid

  • 1:45 Alain

  • I always thought it was fucken crazy that Professor McGonagall was already an old lady on this movie that came out in 1991. Then the Harry Potter movie came out 10 years later. Did Maggie Smith pulled a Benjamin Button?!!!!